Maryland coach Mike Locksley isn’t taking “great” Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh lightly

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The Michigan Wolverines are stuck in a massive rut right now under head coach Jim Harbaugh. Several embarrassing losses have set the tone for 2020, with the latest coming in the form of a home setback to a previously winless Penn State Nittany Lions team.

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Needless to say, Harbaugh and the Wolverines are feeling the heat from the fan base and from the media.

Despite their losing record, however, don’t expect Maryland Terrapins head coach Mike Locksley to be looking past Harbaugh and the Wolverines.

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“Michigan is a traditional, storied program that has had great success,” Locksley said. “It’s one of those blue blood programs that, year in and year out, is well-respected, well-coached. [Head] Coach [Jim] Harbaugh and all the other great coaches that have come through that program, I’ve had a chance to compete against them since 2005, and just have so much respect for their tradition and what they stand for.”

Currently with a 2-2 record, the Terrapins are coming off a 27-11 setback against Indiana last weekend. And you can bet that Maryland’s players will be ready to go on Saturday.

“Moving forward to Michigan, obviously we’ve shifted all of our energy and effort to a great opportunity against a traditional program in Michigan that has had great success as an organization,” Locksley said.

“Saturday is another great opportunity for our team. As I’ve said before, being in the growth phase, every opportunity that we get to compete, to go out and play, is a step in the right direction for our program. The type of young players that we play with … we don’t take it lightly. And I know our players are excited, as yesterday’s energy at practice was good.”

The Wolverines and Terrapins are scheduled to get underway on Saturday from The Big House at 3:30 PM EST.

– – Quotes via Clayton Safie of The Wolverine Link – –