ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Jim Harbaugh was introduced Tuesday afternoon as the new head football coach at the University of Michigan. Harbaugh signed a seven-year deal worth five million annually.
“Throughout (my) adult life, I’ve dreamed about coaching at Michigan and now it’s time to live that. I have no other words to describe how that feels. I have a great excitement about the challenge of serving the University of Michigan as your football coach,” said Harbaugh at his first press conference as head coach of the Wolverines.
Harbaugh’s father, Jack, was a defensive coach at Michigan from 1973-79. Jim then played at Michigan as a quarterback under legendary head coach Bo Schembechler from 1983-86.
“When you ask how many of these coaches have won at all levels, college and pro, it’s hard to find someone to compare with,” said Michigan interim athletic director Jim Hackett about his new football coach.
Harbaugh is the 20th head coach in the program’s history. Michigan opens up the season Sept. 3 at Utah.