Some interesting rumors regarding Jim Harbaugh, Jon Gruden, and Oakland's pursuit of a new head coach, via CBS NFL insider Jason La Canfora:
Little doubt Mark Davis could beat any Michigan offer to Harbaugh. I heard he had double this out there for Gruden, who walked. Stay tuned
— Jason La Canfora (@JasonLaCanfora) December 18, 2014
With Harbaugh's offer from Michigan reportedly in the 6-years, $50 million range, that would mean Gruden turned down something in the neighborhood of $15 million per year - over twice as much per year as the next highest-paid football coach - to coach the Raiders. If the rumors are true and that wasn't enough to lure him to Oakland...well, fans should probably accept that Gruden isn't coming back.
What's more interesting, though, is the idea that Davis could offer Harbaugh - who reportedly would prefer to stay in the NFL (and ideally in the Bay Area) - more than Michigan could.
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