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Here's How Much Jim Harbaugh Is Owed For His Buyout If He's Fired As Michigan's Head Coach

A closeup of Jim Harbaugh during a Michigan football game.

MADISON, WI - NOVEMBER 18: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines watches action during a game against the Wisconsin Badgers at Camp Randall Stadium on November 18, 2017 in Madison, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The Michigan Wolverines are getting trounced by the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday afternoon, and it appears that fans of the program have hit some kind of breaking point. Head coach Jim Harbaugh, once considered a potential savior, appears to have fallen out of favor.

Harbaugh, who is in his fifth season as head coach, supposedly had the Wolverines as a College Football Playoff contender this year. Unless something drastically changes in the next 30 minutes, that does not appear to be reality.

While it's unlikely that Michigan's brass are actually considering moving on from Harbaugh, there are a number of fans wondering how much it would cost.

If Harbaugh were let go at the end of the 2019 season, his buyout would be $15 million. It's a steep price to pay.

Harbaugh, in his five seasons with the Wolverines, has a respectable 40-14 record. But he's failed to win the Big Ten East, failed to reach the College Football Playoff and failed to beat Ohio State. He's also struggled against ranked teams during his tenure.

Harbaugh is going to have a lot of questions to answer this week, that's for sure.

It's currently 28-0 Wisconsin at the start of the third quarter.