Harbaugh was close to a new deal at Michigan before pandemic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh says he was closing in on a contract extension before coping with the COVID-19 pandemic became a top priority for all involved in the discussions. Harbaugh has two years left on a deal that pays him about $7 million per year. Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel has said more than once that he wants Harbaugh to lead the Wolverines until he chooses to retire from coaching. Harbaugh is 47-18 over five seasons in charge of college football’s winningest program. He’s 0-5 against rival Ohio State and has lost four straight bowl games.