Dolphins May Offer Jim Harbaugh as Much as $8 Mill
Dolphins May Offer Jim Harbaugh as Much as $8 Million to Coach, ESPN Says
By Mason Levinson - Jan 6, 2011
The Miami Dolphins are willing to make Jim Harbaugh the highest paid coach in the National Football League with a salary up to $8 million a year, ESPN reported on its website.
Dolphins owner Steve Ross, General Manager Jeff Ireland and former NFL executive Carl Peterson are scheduled to meet with Harbaugh today, a day after the Stanford University coach had a five-hour session with officials of the San Francisco 49ers, ESPN.com said, citing two unidentified sources.
Ross is prepared to offer Harbaugh, 47, an annual salary in the $7 million to $8 million range, ESPN said.
Harbaugh, who led the Cardinal (12-1) to a 40-12 win over Virginia Tech on Jan. 3, is also a candidate to become coach at the University of Michigan, where he played quarterback in the 1980s. Michigan fired Rich Rodriguez yesterday after he posted a 15-22 record in three years.
The Dolphins have yet to fire coach Tony Sparano, who led Miami to its second-straight 7-9 season. In three seasons with the team, Sparano has a 25-23 record.
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