Jim Harbaugh announces he will give back any bonus money earned during 2021
Jim Harbaugh has guided Michigan to its first B1G East title with his first win over Ohio State, and even bigger things could be on the horizon for the Wolverines.
Harbaugh and company are headed to Indianapolis for a B1G Championship Game vs. Iowa and are likely one win away from a College Football Playoff appearance. Even with a loss, a New Year’s Six Bowl is likely guaranteed for Michigan.
No matter how you look at it, the decision to bring Harbaugh back on a reduced contract with significant bonuses attached has proven to be a home run for the program. Harbaugh also indicated Monday evening that he is going to return any bonus money he earns to the athletic department.
According to Angelique Chengelis with The Detroit News, Harbaugh revealed on his weekly radio show that he and his wife will give back any bonus money he earns this season. That money would be distributed to others in the athletic department that had to take pay cuts as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
According to the breakdown shared by Chengelis, Harbaugh’s max bonus potential is a little over $3.4 million with a $1 million payout for winning the B1G Championship:
Harbaugh announces he and wife Sarah are giving whatever incentive bonus money he earns this season back to the athletic department to distribute to those in the dept who had to endure pay cuts last year because of Covid — “Inside Michigan Football” radio w @JonJansen77 ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aMGuUsBZfM
— angelique (@chengelis) November 30, 2021