The Michigan Wolverines have finally landed the head coach who was at the top of their list. According to ESPN’s Adam Shefter, Jim Harbaugh has agreed to join the Wolverines on what could be a six-year $48 million contract.
Harbaugh and Michigan had been in talks for weeks now, but it wasn’t until after the 49ers game Sunday when Harbaugh parted ways with San Francisco and agreed to coach in Ann Harbor.
Harbaugh replaces Brady Hoke, who was fired after Michigan’s loss to Ohio State, leaving them out of a Bowl game for the first time since the 2010-11 season.
Michigan continues its trend of hiring people related to Michigan in some way; Harbaugh played football at Michigan from 1983 to 1986 and then went on to play in the NFL. After his playing career, he has coached with the Raiders, at the University of San Diego, Stanford and most recently the 49ers. He led San Francisco to the NFC championship game in his first three seasons, and lost to the Ravens in the Super Bowl in the 2012-13 season.