When Jim Harbaugh goes on vacation, he does it big.
The world’s most notable khaki pants aficionado went to France last summer and, as was well-publicized at the time, brought the entire Michigan roster to IMG Academy in Bradenton, Fla., for a spring break football trip.
According to the Detroit News, that trip cost Michigan’s football program nearly $350,000.
Michigan spring football trip expenses Total: $348,553 (per open-records request) pic.twitter.com/mcxgUm0eaz
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That $348,553 figure represents nearly 10 percent of the entire athletics budget at Coppin State, according to the most recent figures on record from USA Today, the lowest in Division I.
Michigan, meanwhile, spent over $151 million on athletics — and that figure will only go up considering the month-long satellite camp tour Harbaugh has planned for his staff in June.