Harbaugh giving bonus money to Michigan staff hit by COVID-19 pay cut

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Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh announced Monday on the "Inside Michigan Football" radio show that he's sending his bonus money to members of the school's athletic department who took a pay cut due to COVID-19, per MLive's Aaron McMann.

Michigan implemented salary reductions of 5-10% last year for the majority of its athletic department, along with pay freezes, to offset the school's revenue loss from COVID-19, according to ESPN's Tom VanHaaren.

Harbaugh's bonus money can reach $3.475 million, VanHaaren adds. This includes $1 million if he wins the Big Ten championship and $500,000 if Michigan makes the College Football Playoff semifinal.

The Wolverines are coming off a crucial victory over Ohio State in The Game on Saturday, which gifted Harbaugh a $500,000 bonus, VanHaaren notes. The win was Michigan's first in the rivalry since 2011.

Harbaugh has led the Wolverines to an 11-1 record this season. They're set to take on Iowa for the Big Ten title Saturday.

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