Harbaugh giving bonus money to Michigan staff hit by COVID-19 pay cut
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh announced Monday on the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show that he's sending his bonus money to members of the school's athletic department who took a pay cut due to COVID-19, per MLive's Aaron McMann.
Michigan implemented salary reductions of 5-10% last year for the majority of its athletic department, along with pay freezes, to offset the school's revenue loss from COVID-19, according to ESPN's Tom VanHaaren.
Harbaugh's bonus money can reach $3.475 million, VanHaaren adds. This includes $1 million if he wins the Big Ten championship and $500,000 if Michigan makes the College Football Playoff semifinal.
The Wolverines are coming off a crucial victory over Ohio State in The Game on Saturday, which gifted Harbaugh a $500,000 bonus, VanHaaren notes. The win was Michigan's first in the rivalry since 2011.
Harbaugh has led the Wolverines to an 11-1 record this season. They're set to take on Iowa for the Big Ten title Saturday.