During the course of what will likely go down as Jim Harbaugh’s most awkward interview of the year, Charlie LeDuff (host of the Fox TV show The Americans and a former Michigan cheerleader) asked Harbaugh if he’s worth the his $5 million annual salary that Michigan is paying him.
Harbaugh’s simple one word response was, “No,” followed by a prolonged silence.
After shaking off the initial suprise, LeDuff (wearing his old Michigan cheerleading top) asked Harbaugh to just give the money back then.
“Nah,” Harbaugh replied. “I like making a buck just like the next guy. 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 honestly I would have to say no.”
That’s a pretty refreshingly honest answer after the reporter attempts to back him into the corner if you ask me. See the full interview below.