The quickly rising Michigan football program has already reached No. 1 in at least one category: coach's salary.
Making just over $9 million annually,
That vaults the former quarterback well past last year’s top earner,
Urban Meyer of Ohio State, Bob Stoops of Oklahoma and Jimbo Fisher of Florida State complete the Top 5 with salaries in the $5.2-million-to-$6-million range.
The Southeastern Conference paid the highest median salary at about $4.2 million; the Pac-12 ranked third at $3.1 million.
Harbaugh's compensation reportedly includes a $2-million interest-free loan and another to be received if he remains as head coach — a very strong possibility — in December.
UCLA's Jim Mora ranks 27th at $3.45 million. USC has not released details of Clay Helton's contract, which is reportedly in the $3-million range.
Notre Dame is paying
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