“Multiple sources close to the coach told The Athletic on Monday they expect Harbaugh will leave Michigan for the NFL if a franchise offers him a coaching job.
“The coach’s buyout is only $3 million this year, and it decreases each year of his new deal. The lump-sum payment would be due within 60 days of resignation. Harbaugh can be fired for cause if he participates in a job search without telling the athletic director, according to his contract.
“‘I think it is a done deal if he gets an offer,’ said one source close to Harbaugh.” As per The Athletic.
Despite Michigan’s best efforts and Harbaugh’s exceptional tenure, they will never consistently recruit on the level of the elite SEC schools. He has hit a ceiling at Michigan and it makes no sense to go to another school. Harbaugh wants another shot at the NFL. There will be plenty of openings.
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