I’m guessing they offered megabucks and lots of control. Kind of odd to hire the coach before hiring the GM, though.
I’m saying that Spanos offered Harbaugh $20 mill/season
Sherrone Moore, the OC who served as the interim coach for several games last season, is said to be the likely next head coach, but the usual lists of suspects are also circulating, including Kelly at LSU plus the coaches at Kansas, KSU, ISU and Missouri. One list even has Matt Rhule from Nebraska.
Ryan Day must be happy not to have to face Harbaugh again. But the pressure will be on him to win, the Cleveland media says ‘now or never’. The WSJ had an article on the collective at OSU that is looking to raise low 8 digits annually.
There are college players making more than one of the QBs in the NFL league championship games this weekend–Purdy is making under $1 million on his 7th round rookie contract.
Michigan has hired their OC, Sherrone Moore, on a 5 year contract starting at $5.5M/year.