Let me begin by saying this is 100% a rumor at this point but it is something that is interesting to think about as a Michigan fan as it continues to make its way around the internet.
According to a rumor floating around, influential Michigan football boosters are finalizing a plan to pursue former Ohio State head coach, Urban Meyer.
Numerous people with ties to Michigan Football, including a very influential booster, are rumored to be finalizing a plan to pursue Urban Meyer with hopes he’ll become the program’s next head coach in Ann Arbor.
According to a source that will remain nameless, the booster and other financial donors are preparing an offer that would make Meyer college football’s highest-paid coach. The offer is expected to be in the ballpark of roughly $12 million per season, which is higher than current contracts owned by both Harbaugh ($8M) and Alabama head coach Nick Saban ($9M).
The source maintains that the influential donor is a member of a very prominent social/athletic organization in Detroit, and shared the news early Tuesday afternoon. In fear of facing serious repercussions, the source wishes to remain nameless, as well as keeping the anonymity of the booster and location the information was shared.
In full, the proposal is expected to approach $120 Million for the duration of a term extending 10 years. At the moment, it’s unclear when the proposal will be pitched to Meyer, as current Wolverines head coach Harbaugh still remains under contract with the university through the end of the 2021 season.
Now, you may think it is absolutely crazy to think that Urban Meyer, an Ohio State man, would ever come to Michigan, but there is one thing to keep in mind.
Back in 2017, Shelly Meyer, Urban’s wife, told Eleven Warriors that Michigan, along with Ohio State and Notre Dame, was actually one of Urban’s three dream destinations.
“He told me from the very beginning, those three jobs, I’m sorry, you have no say in,” Shelley said.
Nation, if Jim Harbaugh is not the coach of Michigan in 2021, whether it be because he is fired for if the sides part ways mutually, would you be ok if Urban Meyer took over the program?