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Al Borges gets a pay raise from Michigan

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Though he didn’t sign a formal contract in 2011, Michigan offensive coordinator Al Borges is getting a much better deal from U-M this year.

Thanks to an open records request from the Detroit Free Press, the details of Broges’ new three-year contract, signed in January, have been made public. Borges originally made $350,000 in 2011, but will see a nearly 100 percent increase to $650,000, and then increasing by $50,000 for each of the next two seasons.

Borges has a base salary of $250,000 with additional compensation starting at $300,000. He also will have a deferred-compensation account that will receive $100,000 each year of the contract. He also receives incentives for bowl game appearances ($10,000), Big Ten title game appearances ($39,000) and Big Ten titles ($65,000).

“The multiyear deal that we agreed to with Al is similar to the contract [defensive coordinator] Greg [Mattison] signed last year,” associate athletic director Dave Ablauf said. “The actual details of the employment contract speak for themselves.”

Even though Rich Rodriguez is gone, the Wolverines actually saw an increase — albeit ever so slight — in points per game in 2011. Borges has run a more pro-style offense in the past, but as long as Denard Robinson is taking snaps for U-M, there’s still going to be a lot of zone-read play calling.

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9 Responses to “Al Borges gets a pay raise from Michigan”
  1. polegojim says: Apr 16, 2012 10:47 PM

    Coach B got MUCH more from an O… that doesn’t belong in the Big Ten. He did the best he could…. even better than we’d hoped!

    Now Coach B – we expect you to help build a smashmouth running game and recruit a true QB.

    GO BLUE!

  2. effosugoblue says: Apr 17, 2012 6:37 AM

    Where is the National Championship bonus?!?!

    Go Blue

  3. philliesblow says: Apr 17, 2012 7:31 AM

    National Championship? Maybe the skunkbears should worry about winning the state championship first.

    The part of the contract that really got Borges excited is a lifetime 10% discount at Walmart.

    Bring on the thumbs down, haters. Looking forward to all your love!

  4. sparty0n says: Apr 17, 2012 1:11 PM

    Sheesh, a huge raise after one lucky season. Didnt Notre Dame do the same for Charlie Weis after his first season????

  5. bcstarks13 says: Apr 17, 2012 1:12 PM

    Will someone tell the dipsh%$ above me that even after the down years Michigan is STILL the most winningest program in college football. UM-888-306-38

  6. apmn says: Apr 17, 2012 10:31 PM

    his annual raises will be more than the average salary in michigan. that’s disgusting.

  7. philliesblow says: Apr 17, 2012 10:57 PM

    Most winningest. Excellent grasp of the English language. General Studies major?

  8. bcstarks13 says: Apr 17, 2012 11:53 PM

    Your mom generally studies at my house. Is that better?

  9. beatnd says: Apr 19, 2012 9:14 PM

    Where’s Mattison’s raise????….he’s the main reason UM turned it around LY….what he did with basically the same players to turn that D around was absolutely amazing….he should be making double Borges….no doubt Greg deserves to be the first million dollar asst. coach in the BIG10!

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