By Mike Sullivan

The University of Michigan has released an update regarding their search for a new head football coach.

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“We have identified and executed an agreement with Korn Ferry to facilitate our search for the 20th football coach in school history. We will compensate Korn Ferry a minimum of $80,000 for their services during this process, with the agreement potentially reaching a maximum of $250,000,” the press release says.

In addition to this information about the search firm, the athletic department also made a few remarks about the how the search process is currently going:

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“Our process is moving along and many potential candidates have reached out and expressed an interest in the position. Korn Ferry is screening applicants, narrowing that list and identifying the best possible candidates for our institution.”

The release also noted that there will be no comment from the athletic department regarding any potential candidate:

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“As Jim Hackett stated during his press conference, we don’t believe that it’s appropriate to comment on any potential candidates or the institutions or organizations they currently may be employed by during this search. We hope that you understand that we can’t compromise the integrity of our search process by commenting prematurely.”