Michigan welcomed Jim Harbaugh back with open arms after his brief dalliance with an NFL return, and why wouldn't they? He had just led the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff for the first time, beating Ohio State in the process. Michigan was pretty clearly outmatched by the eventual national champions Georgia in the CFP but just being there is becoming more and more of an accomplishment for any non-SEC or non-Clemson team.

It was not great that Harbaugh went to interview for the Minnesota Vikings job on National Signing Day, but Michigan really only cares that he came back. Harbaugh was subsequently rewarded with a new contract that the school announced yesterday.

Paul Finebaum appeared on Get Up this morning and hammered Michigan for giving Harbaugh a new deal when it was crystal-clear that the coach was not that dedicated to the school.