Hackett Working on Longterm Extension for Harbaugh (Almost Done)

Submitted by winterblue75 on January 21st, 2016 at 8:46 AM



In an interview with The Detroit News at halftime of Wednesday's Minnesota-Michigan game at Crisler Center, Hackett said he's working on future football schedules, finalizing the details of the $169-million Nike contract and finishing up the long-term contract for football coach Jim Harbaugh.


"About done," Hackett said of the Harbaugh pact, which originally was for seven years and about $5.7 million annually. "We should have news on that soon.



Ali G Bomaye

January 21st, 2016 at 8:48 AM ^

Will this quell the constant hot air from reporters that Harbaugh is headed back to the NFL?

Seeing as they've managed to ignore all the evidence to the contrary so far, I'm guessing the answer is no.


January 21st, 2016 at 8:58 AM ^

because contracts have buy-outs and any good lawyer can get you out of one. I'm hoping Harbaugh stays forever, but this will never stop the NFL reporters from making baseless comments. Nor would it stop NFL GM's or owners from contacting Harbaugh's agent. I'm hoping Harbaugh never gets that itch to return to the NFL again!

Ali G Bomaye

January 21st, 2016 at 10:04 AM ^

Right, any lawyer can get you out of a buyout, but that doesn't mean it's cheap or easy. If Harbaugh wanted to go back to the NFL in the next couple years, he most likely would have stuck with the contract he signed a year ago, rather than escalate the level of commitment that the lawyers would need to unwind.


January 21st, 2016 at 9:03 AM ^

They'll spin this into Harbaugh trying to extract $1B over 25 years from an NFL team where he can be coach, GM, owner, as well as be NFL Commish.


'Cause, you know, he's willing to leave us hanging in the breeze since the recruiting is wearing him thin.


Edit: But good on Hackett - he's played this thing so well, he does deserve a statue.


January 21st, 2016 at 9:07 AM ^

If we start settling for excellence people are just going to keep expecting more and more! We ought to have just hired Greg Schiano when we had the chance. Then we wouldn't have to worry about all the pressure that comes with fielding a competitive team!



January 21st, 2016 at 9:49 AM ^

With an ND fans perspective I can't see how you can say that?  The guy has been a winner everywhere he has gone.  While this year was taste of things to come clearly after the OSU debacle he has his work cut out for him.  I have no doubt it will get done.

Its like people on ND message boards who want Kelly gone.  Who can you think of right now that will come in and do a better job?  Like I mean seriously consider coming in.  Its not Saban, Meyer or anyone of their ilk.  So who?  If your head coach isn't solid right now you'll be flapping in the wind for years.   There just isn't that many elite coaches out there.