(I wrote this Thursday morning, but a never-ending stream of news precluded me from getting it posted in a timely fashion. Nevertheless, nothing I saw in Michigan’s loss to Utah changed my long-term opinion. See thoughts on the game at the end.)
The Jim Harbaugh Michigan Experiment begins tonight on FOX Sports 1.
I think I’m contractually obligated by my employer to point out that last part, but this opinion is solely mine.
Call me crazy, but I’m going to take a wait-and-see approach on the Wolverines’ perceived savior. Until I read the fantastic Lars Anderson story at Bleacher Report this week, I thought I might be the only one.
It’s not that I don’t think Harbaugh will win a lot of games at Michigan, but the certainty he will WIN BIG in Ann Arbor seems a little out of step with reality to me.
So are the comparisons straight up to Urban Meyer’s arrival at Ohio State because prior to 2012 Meyer had won more and for a longer period of time. Meyer also took a job where it’s not as difficult to win*.
That said, if it isn’t Harbaugh who can make Michigan national title contenders, it might be no one, so I don’t blame anyone for going all-in with him, either. Continue reading Some thoughts on Jim Harbaugh and Michigan’s next new era