Jim McElwain’s starting pay at Michigan will be $300,000

The Detroit News
Jim McElwain

Jim McElwain, recently hired to Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's staff, signed a memorandum of understanding for a one-year contract that will pay him $300,000 as receivers coach.

But as the terms of the employee agreement indicated, that could change, according to the contract obtained Monday by The Detroit News through a Freedom of Information request.

"If at any point during the terms of this contract your title changes to 'coordinator', your base salary will be reassessed," the contract, signed Feb. 14, reads. McElwain began work on Feb. 19, and the contract lasts 11 months.

Although Michigan has yet to make it official, several reports last Friday, later confirmed by The Detroit News, said offensive coordinator/offensive line coach Tim Drevno, who arrived at Michigan with Harbaugh before the 2015 season, was no longer part of the staff.

McElwain, most recently head coach at Florida, likely would move into the offensive coordinator's spot, while Ed Warinner, a long-time offensive line coach at Ohio State who spent last season at Minnesota and joined Harbaugh's staff as a senior offensive analyst, is expected to take over as offensive line coach.



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