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Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:13 AM Mar 2015

Jim Harbaugh: I'm Overpaid

Speaking with Charlie LeDuff, of Fox 2 Detroit, Harbaugh said he would not give the money back or take a pay cut to make a point. Like most in the U.S., Michigan's highest paid state employee is a college basketball or football coach.

"I like making a buck just like the next guy," Harbaugh told LeDuff. "I'm not doing five times as much work as somebody else or doing more work than someone who's not the head football coach at the University of Michigan so to answer your question (about whether I'm worth it) honestly I would have to say no."

Deadspin published a report in May 2013 that showed only 11 states whose highest paid employee was not a football or basketball coach. This is the case in 39 states because football makes money. College football is a multi-billion-dollar industry and, as Deadspin noted, that money often stays in the athletic department.

"In terms of the value to the university, I think he'll probably be worth it," Richard Friedman, a law professor at the University of Michigan, told LeDuff. "Is there something a little bit unusual that he's paid much more than the university president or much more than anybody else on campus? You know, that's the way the world is."

Read more: http://www.universityherald.com/articles/17219/20150325/jim-harbaugh-michigan-contract-are-college-football-coaches-overpaif-for-a-reason.htm#ixzz3VPWPnfEG

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1. What I've learned in life: when otherwise smart people don't know how to answer, they fall back on
Wed Mar 25, 2015, 10:18 AM
Mar 2015

"that's the way the world is..."

Also used when they don't like the actual answer...

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