After Michigan’s defeat to Michigan State over the weekend, Jim Harbaugh as the face of the UM program was met with every reaction – and rightly so.
When played at home, Wolverines lost 1-6 to Ohio and Michigan under Harbaugh, which was a bright red flag considering the reputation surrounding Coach Harbaugh that lane games were healing. by Achilles.
However, this past Saturday proved that close matches require a wise coach̵7;s decision or a big play to restore momentum that is not in the pocket of coach Harbaugh in Michigan, at least. especially in the past few seasons.
As Michigan fans tried to handle how UM lost to MSU after Sparta had just been beaten by Rutgers, members of the national media spoke fiercely about the Coach’s position as head coach Michigan head coach. Harbaugh.
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“This is a loss against the Michigan State team that just lost to Rutgers. It’s worse than losing to Ohio State because Ohio State is a better team, has a better program. Losing Michigan State at home? They’ve got Indiana Coming up, they have Wisconsin, but the seats are already warm. The question is: How hot was it before Jim said I was going to leave to improve his old school or did Michigan say it wasn’t working well? “
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“We all believe that Jim is great and the right man for the job, and it’s the Michigan fandom’s third rail – that Jim Harbaugh isn’t the right person to make Michigan stand out. He recruited his head, the kids are all really talented, and they didn’t get in the papers and the State of Ohio kept crushing it and the State of Ohio went on to win the game like this last week. . “
“Who will Michigan put in? Who? Give me a name. You hear all the same candidates. PJ Fleck in Minnesota. Matt Campbell is in Iowa. Michigan will go ahead and tell one of those.” their all-time greatest in school history, one of Bo’s boys, “hey man, it doesn’t work out with the State of Ohio and against Michigan, too contradictory. We’re done here. “
“You can’t ignore the numbers. The proof is in the numbers. Evidence is that he was 8-13 in seven seasons before playing against Ohio, Michigan, Wisconsin and Penn State, ordinary people. considered the teams that he had to beat, he was sent there to beat. Against every other team in the Big Ten, he’s 25-1 But against those teams? And you know the guys No. He was 0-5 against the State of Ohio, and he kept losing to the State of Michigan at the wrong time. “
Based on these results, it is clear that Harbaugh did not finish work at Ann Arbor based on results for more than 5 years. At times, Michigan looks like a national contender and even a force to be reckoned with on the recruiting path, but those moments are only fleeting.
After a match against Minnesota in 2020, Wolverines were seen as a serious threat to the College Football Playoff race. Michigan has just surpassed a ranked contender on the road and does it with relative ease, which has knocked UM up the flagpole as a potential contender this season. However, that story lasted for only seven days before the Wolverines were defeated again by their in-state rival from East Lansing.
Whenever Michigan reaches a prominent moment, there is usually a modest portion of the cake right after that reminding UM that this is not a superior football show. A superior soccer program may have competed for the conference championship at this time. A superior program will beat its toughest opponent at least once out of five attempts. And a superior program wouldn’t allow three years of losing to a surface inferior show – at home.
These factors have risen to the point where national media, such as Mike Greenberg, believe it is legitimate for Harbaugh to leave Ann Arbor to find another job in the NFL. Rich Eisen, a famous Michigan fan and alumni, openly hypothesized Harbaugh’s failure to win big fights against bitter enemies. Dan Patrick frankly stated that coach Harbaugh’s tenure at Ann Arbor did not go as planned.
And as these voices get louder outside Schembechler Hall, the same story will eventually begin to creep into the sports department if Harbaugh of course does not correct it correctly.
Where does Michigan go from here? Was Coach Harbaugh still human? Let us know!