Jim Harbaugh has major contract offer rescinded by Michigan, per report
Jim Harbaugh has seen his Michigan program embroiled in an ongoing NCAA investigation this fall regarding allegations of illicit sign-stealing. That investigation follows closely on the heels of a separate investigation into alleged violations during the COVID dead period.
Now, Harbaugh has reportedly had a significant contract offer rescinded by the university in the wake of the sign-stealing saga. According to Andrew Beaton and Rachel Bachman with The Wall Street Journal, Michigan has rescinded an offer that would have made Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in the B1G.
The report points to the move as a sign that the university could be hesitant about the long-term future of a relationship with Harbaugh leading the program.
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The University of Michigan rescinded a contract offer that would have made Jim Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in the Big Ten in the wake of sign-stealing allegations in the football program https://t.co/rv60apg8cj
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) October 29, 2023
A new contract for Harbaugh is something that has been mentioned in recent seasons after Michigan grabbed hold of the B1G. The Wolverines have won back-to-back games against Ohio State with 2 straight conference titles and trips to the College Football Playoff.
Unfortunately, this season has been rocked by the recent allegations of analyst Connor Stalions’ in-person scouting network and use of technology to steal signs. That NCAA investigation is ongoing, and it is unclear when the organization could have a decision on any potential punishment for the program.