Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to donate any bonus he earns to athletic department employees hit by COVID-19 cuts

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh to donate any bonus he earns to athletic department employees hit by COVID-19 cuts
© Provided by CBS Sports

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh told the “Inside Michigan Football” radio show on Monday night that he plans to donate all his bonus pay for this season back to athletic department employees who took pay cuts amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Harbaugh secured a $500,000 bonus Saturday by clinching an outright Big Ten East title. A victory for Michigan against Iowa in Saturday’s Big Ten Championship Game would net Harbaugh a $1 million bonus, and he could be in line for nearly $3.5 million in total bonuses if the Wolverines win the national title. 

Michigan instituted salary reductions of between 5-10% for most employees in 2020 during the first year of the pandemic, according to theDetroit Free Press. Harbaugh’s popularity rating was already doing well among the Wolverines’ faithful after his win over Ohio State on Saturday, but the gesture should earn him even more goodwill within the fan base.

“Whether it’s folks that work here in football or at the ticket department or baseball coaches…there’s so many people that my wife has gotten very close to, kids have, really just our family contribution to those that have had some financial strain through the last 18 months,” Harbaugh said, according to the Detroit News.

Harbaugh also took a pay cut recently. Michigan announced a new contract for the 57-year-old coach in January that pays Harbaugh roughly $4 million annually, which was about half of what he made before. The new contract came after a 2-4 season for Michigan in 2020, which was Harbaugh’s sixth season.

Harbaugh announces he and wife Sarah are giving whatever incentive bonus money he earns this season back to the athletic department to distribute to those in the dept who had to endure pay cuts last year because of Covid — “Inside Michigan Football” radio w @JonJansen77⁩ ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/aMGuUsBZfM

— angelique (@chengelis) November 30, 2021

Harbaugh’s seventh season has been a banner season for the program under Harbaugh, who played quarterback for the Wolverines in the 1980s. At 11-1 and with their first victory over Ohio State since 2011, Michigan is in line to secure a spot in the College Football Playoff with a win over the Hawkeyes in Saturday’s conference title game.

News Related

OTHER NEWS

Rail fare increases have far outstripped petrol pump rises, says union

Commuters have seen rail ticket costs shoot up by more than a third in the past decade, new analysis shows, far outstripping the price of filling up a car. On ... Read more »

Chelsea criticised for highlighting their busy fixture list

Chelsea reserved a section in their matchday programme for their game against Tottenham on Sunday to point out how many games they have played compared to their rivals over the ... Read more »

CHRIS FOY: Eddie Jones has lots to think about ahead of Six Nations

England start their Six Nations build-up in Brighton on Monday and Eddie Jones will be aware that filling the void left by Owen Farrell’s absence is far from the only ... Read more »

Tom Brady Has Honest Postgame Admission About Future

© Provided by The Spun Bucs quarterback Tom Brady on Sunday afternoon. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ 2021 season came to an end today. Now, we’ll see if quarterback Tom Brady’s ... Read more »

Chris Jones, Melvin Ingram get into it on sidelines after Bills touchdown

© Jay Biggerstaff-USA TODAY Sports There appeared to be some tension on the Kansas City Chiefs’ defense after the Buffalo Bills’ opening possession of Sunday night’s AFC Divisional Round playoff ... Read more »

Tom Brady Didn't Retire After Buccaneers Loss to Rams, But Left That Door Open

© Provided by The Big Lead NFC Divisional Playoffs – Los Angeles Rams v Tampa Bay Buccaneers | Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers saw their season ... Read more »

Bruce Arians strongly confirms he’ll return to Bucs next season

© Provided by Fansided Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Bruce Arians told reporters he’s returning for the 2022 season after losing a heartbreaker to the Rams. The Buccaneers won the ... Read more »

Lincoln Riley tweet raises expectations for USC on Caleb Williams

© Provided by Trojans Wire Surely, this is it. Surely, USC football and Lincoln Riley would not lead fans to expect that Caleb Williams is coming to Heritage Hall, only ... Read more »

Town's former mayor, 65, is probed over claims he posed as a decorated war hero who had served in the Falklands and Northern Ireland

Peter Jackson, formerly the mayor of Otley, is being investigated for his claimsAn online vigilante group found his name absent from list of Falklands service Pictures show medals positioned wrongly and his uniform creased and baggyJackson resigned from council, saying damage to his reputation is 'irreversible' Read more »

Tom Brady nearly delivered more magic. Was that the last time we get to see him try?

Tom Brady had been spitting blood and spitting mad, but now he was just in a familiar spot, staring down a fourth-quarter comeback in the fading light of a January ... Read more »

NFL betting: In this unpredictable season, underdogs rule divisional round

Bettors who lean on favorites had a rough start to the NFL divisional round playoffs.  When the Los Angeles Rams beat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first game Sunday, ... Read more »

Favorite Sunday NFL Divisional round wagers

Subscribe to Yahoo Sportsbook Daily Apple Podcasts • Stitcher • Google Podcasts • Spotify Frank Schwab and Pam Maldonado get you set for a massive NFL playoff Sunday as the ... Read more »

England survive late West Indies onslaught to cling on for dramatic victory by ONE run to level T20 series in Barbados after West Indies needed 61 from their final three overs

England claimed victory over West Indies in Barbados in dramatic fashion West Indies needed 61 off the final three overs and nearly stunned EnglandEngland just about held on to victory to level the T20 series in Barbados  Read more »

PSG 4-0 Reims: Sergio Ramos scores his first goal for French club and Lionel Messi makes long-awaited return as Ligue 1 leaders remain 11 points clear of second-placed Nice

Marco Verratti fired in off just before half-time - his first league goal since 2017Sergio Ramos scored from a rebound before Wout Faes scored an own goalLionel Messi was brought on from the bench and had a hand in the third goal Read more »

How to make $7,000 FAST: Finance pro, 25, with a net worth of $500K reveals her eight saving secrets

Queenie Tan, 25, has an impressive net worth of half a million dollars The Sydney finance guru has now revealed eight ways to save $7K in 12 monthsThe tips include making work lunch at home and selling items you don't needShe also recommends using credit card rewards and high interest accounts Read more »

Stuart Broad says county cricket is "harshly treated" after Joe Root's scathing criticism

England bowler Stuart Broad has defended county cricket after Joe Root claimed the current system does not adequately prepare players for Test cricket. Speaking after England were thrashed 4-0 in ... Read more »

Blood test could detect recurrent melanoma up to a year before scans

A 72-year-old man has become the first patient to enrol in a UK trial to detect recurrent melanoma up to a year before it can be picked up by scans. ... Read more »

Brentford boss Thomas Frank shows he is feeling the pressure

Thomas Frank will take to the ski slopes of Switzerland this week desperate to switch off from the strains of managing in the Premier League. For all the plaudits for ... Read more »

Moeen stars as England hold on for one-run win to level T20 series

© Getty Moeen Ali took three wickets as England levelled the five-match T20 series in Barbados Moeen Ali impressed with bat and ball as England levelled the T20 series despite ... Read more »

Tampa Bay Buccaneers fall short of incredible comeback against Los Angeles Rams

© AP Los Angeles Rams’ Matt Gay (8) kicks a 30-yard field goal to defeat the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 30-27 in the NFL divisional round (John Raoux/AP) – AP Matt ... Read more »

49ers get great news on status of Trent Williams

© Provided by Fansided Trent Williams was hobbled after the 49ers’ big Divisional Round win over the Packers but the San Francisco offensive tackle got good news on his injury. ... Read more »

Bruce Arians Was Asked About Tom Brady’s Future

© Provided by The Spun Bucs head coach Bruce Arians on the field After nearly overcoming a 24-point lead, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers fell to the Los Angeles Rams in ... Read more »

Buccaneers’ Bruce Arians won’t retire

© TNS Bruce Arians seems to be indicating that he will be back with the Buccaneers for at least one more year. The Buccaneers are done, but head coach Bruce ... Read more »

Russia announces roster of its ice hockey team for 2022 Olympics in Beijing

On the final roster of the Russian national ice hockey team for the 2022 Olympics are goalkeepers, Alexander Samonov (SKA hockey club); Timur Bilyalov (Ak Bars HC); Ivan Fedotov (CSKA HC) Read more »

Rams are first team ever to win after losing 4 fumbles and blowing a 20-point lead

© Provided by Rams Wire The Los Angeles Rams took everyone on a wild ride Sunday afternoon in the divisional round against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, one of the craziest ... Read more »

Rams open as 3.5-point favorites over 49ers in NFC Championship game

© Provided by Touchdown Wire The Los Angeles Rams survived an incredible rally by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Divisional Round. They have lost to the San Francisco 49ers ... Read more »

British rower with incurable cancer sets new world record for Atlantic crossing

Three British women, one of whom has incurable cancer, have shattered the world record for rowing across the Atlantic. Kat Cordiner, who has secondary ovarian cancer, and teammates Abby Johnston ... Read more »

Long Covid: nearly 2m days lost in NHS staff absences in England

© Provided by The Guardian Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA NHS trusts in England lost nearly 2m days in staff absences due to long Covid in the first 18 months of the ... Read more »

HS2 Bill is ‘landmark moment’ for North West’s rail connections, says Shapps

A “landmark moment” in improving the North West’s rail connections will happen on Monday when the Bill to extend HS2 to Manchester is laid in Parliament, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps ... Read more »

Packers RB A.J. Dillon fractured rib in loss vs. 49ers

© Provided by Packers Wire The one-two punch of Aaron Jones and A.J. Dillon was reduced to a one-man show when Dillon exited the Green Bay Packers’ 13-10 loss to ... Read more »

Fans loved Al Michaels’ call at end of Bucs-Rams playoff game

© Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports Al Michaels (left), with broadcast partner Cris Collinsworth, nailed the call in Sunday’s Rams-Buccaneers game. The ending to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Los Angeles Rams playoff ... Read more »

Illegal and harmful content could evade new online safety laws, MPs warn

© PA Wire Record levels of internet grooming spark calls for stronger Online Safety Bill The Government’s draft Online Safety Bill would fail to prevent the sharing of the most ... Read more »

£1,000 payment to schools to support vaccination programme

© PA Archive School funding gaps Secondary schools in England will receive £1,000 to help support the Covid-19 vaccination programme. Special schools and alternative provision settings will also receive the ... Read more »

Health unions call for ‘inflation-busting’ pay rise for NHS workers

Health unions are calling for an “inflation-busting” pay rise to tackle the NHS staffing crisis and increasing waiting times for treatment. In evidence to the independent NHS pay review body, ... Read more »

Australia news live update: Novavax to roll out February; Vic records 17 Covid deaths, NSW 24, Qld 13, ACT 2; Hunt says reseller ‘hoarding’ affecting test shortage

LIVE – Updated at 00:36 Read more »

Bank did not raise interest rates soon enough, says former deputy governor

The Bank of England failed to act quickly enough to hike interest rates as rampant inflation took hold and will now have to “move faster” with further rises, the Bank’s ... Read more »

Hopeful sign even Queensland is getting past the peak of Omicron as hospitalisations FALL in major city and state reports fall in cases to 10,212 and 13 deaths

Queensland cases fall to 10,212 but with 13 new fatalities on MondayChief health officer says Gold Coast may have passed peak of current wave  Read more »

Popcorn Deelites, the horse that portrayed Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, passes away at 24 from complications from colic

The movie world and the horse racing world is in mourning after a beloved actor horse, Popcorn Deelites, who played Seabiscuit in the 2003 film, passed away. The horse passed ... Read more »

Video: Chelsea 2-0 Tottenham: Blues beat London rivals for the THIRD time this month as Hakim Ziyech curls home a stunner before Thiago Silva seals victory to leave Spurs down in seventh place

Read more »

Teen Mom OG star Cheyenne Floyd's fiancé Zach Davis arrested at LAX on outstanding warrants as they return to the US from Mexican vacation

Davis, 31, was arrested on January 3 as he and Floyd flew into LAX from MexicoCustoms officials reportedly arrested him after finding outstanding warrantsLaw enforcements sources claim he violated probation on theft and DUI chargesDavis was briefly held and then releasedFloyd and Davis share one young child, and she has another with Cory Wharton  Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic