Ohio State football's official Twitter account approves of Jim Harbaugh's contract extension
Jim Harbaugh has not beaten Ohio State football during his tenure as the Michigan head coach.
That fact is something the official Ohio State football Twitter account would approve of, just like it approved of Harbaugh's recent reports of a contract extension with the maize and blue.
The account liked a report tweeted by Bleacher Report that indicated the Michigan coach was nearing a five-year deal.
The account later used the Trey Sermon meme to acknowledge the like
It's rare that the two schools like anything about each other, and during the pandemic the tensions ran hotter than usual. During a preseason Big Ten coaches conference call, Harbaugh accused the Buckeyes and coach Ryan Day of breaking the rules regarding on-field instruction.
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Day reportedly told Harbaugh "How about I worry about my team and you worry about yours?"
Later, Day was reported to have told his players that the team was going to "hang 100 on them."
Of course that didn't happen. The Ohio State-Michigan game was canceled after a Michigan COVID-19 breakout.
Details on Jim Harbaugh's extension with Michigan football
According to reports, the former San Francisco 49ers head coach, who once led that same team to a Super Bowl, will get a salary reduction. The deal is five years with a base salary of $4 million.
According to the Detroit Free Press, Harbaugh, who has not signed the contract yet, can double that salary based on performance. He made $7.8 million as he guided Michigan to a 2-4 record this season. He is 49-22 overall in Ann Arbor.
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Who is the highest paid coach
in college football?
That would still be the coach Ohio State is facing on Jan. 11 in the National Championship Game, Nick Saban. The Alabama coach made $9,300,000 last season and, with the help of performance bonuses, can earn up to $85 million in lifetime earnings from Alabama.
Harbaugh entered the 2020 season as the fourth highest paid coach in college football.
How much does Ohio State football coach Ryan Day make?
The Ohio State second-year coach made $5,651,694, according to USA Today, and was given a three-year contract extension after his first year. However, due to the pandemic, Day's pay was cut in September by 5%.
Those cuts were made across the athletic department.