Report: Harbaugh is top-paid college football coach

Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh wears a headset and glasses on the sideline in the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Illinois at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Mich., Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016.

UNDATED (WOOD) — Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is the new No. 1 in college football when it comes to salary.

A USA Today survey shows he is now the highest-paid coach in NCAA football, earning just over $9 million this year.

If you ask the Wolverines, the investment is paying off: The Wolverines are currently No. 2 in the country, with a 7-0 record. Harbaugh is 17-3 overall in his two seasons in Ann Arbor.

His pay package easily outpaces Alabama’s Nick Saban, who was previously the top-paid coach in the college ranks at about $7 million per year, according USA Today’s report.

If both programs continue their winning ways, it’s possible we could see the two coaches go head-to-head for a national title this season.