I see Yaklich's salary as Michigan's de facto "defensive coordinator" is 200k. I think they should give this man a significant raise to keep him here for the foreseeable future.
In addition to his ability to flat out coach defense, the combination of Beilein and Yaklich makes Michigan a very difficult out in the tournament because of their ability to divide labor between games. Beilein has stated that he has handed the keys to the defense over to Yaklich. Thus, when prepping for the next opponent in a tournament, Beilein only needs to analyze the next opponent's defensive film/prep for the opponent's defense, while Yaklich only needs to analyze the opponent's offensive film/prep for the opponent's offense. This makes the tandem much more efficient in the time between games (one day or one week).
I also think it would be beneficial for Beilein to have a stable right-hand man, if he wants to coach until he is 70 (or close to 70). I don't think Beilein will ever forget how to coach offense, but it would be nice to have a reliable defense for the next few years as well.
Tldr: Give Yaklich a raise; He allows Beilein to focus primarily on offense, resulting in a net positive on defense.
<blockquote> In practice, his entire focus was on the defensive side of the ball, allowing Beilein the freedom to work with individual players.
“(Defense is) all he thinks about,” Beilein said on Feb. 2, the day before the Wolverines played Minnesota. “That’s really good for our coaching staff. As a head coach you’ve got to think of everything, but when I’ve got a guy who doesn’t care what we’re doing offensively — he does care, but he (doesn’t) worry about that — keeps me on point toward what we have to do. … We do almost everything he suggests.”</blockquote>