Report: Michigan agrees to extension with Jedd Fisch
According to Sports Illustrated’s Thayer Evans, Michigan did indeed lock down Jedd Fisch.
The Wolverines passing game coordinator/quarterbacks coach/wide receivers coach reportedly agreed to a two-year extension to stay in Ann Arbor through the 2016-17 season.
Evans reported that the deal will pay him between $650,000 and $750,000 annually with additional incentives. It’ll be a significant raise from the one-year, $200,000 deal he signed last year.
Jim Harbaugh had previously expressed his desire to extend Fisch, 39, before the NFL assistant coaching wave hit to prevent Fisch from going back to the professional ranks. He’s been on six different NFL coaching staffs, most recently as the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator in 2014.
In Fisch’s first year with the Wolverines, the passing game reached historic heights. Jake Rudock became the second Michigan quarterback ever to throw for 3,000 yards in a season. The emergence of the graduate transfer helped the Wolverines double their win total to 10.
Fisch’s next task in Ann Arbor will be helping out a new starter. The Wolverines will have a quarterback competition that will include the likes of Houston transfer John O’Korn, true freshman Brandon Peters and backups Wilton Speight and Shane Morris.
If Fisch finishes the remainder of the deal, the three years will be the longest he’s spent in any one place since he was with the Baltimore Ravens in 2007, which was a year before Harbaugh’s brother John took over the team.