Saturday’s game against the Wisconsin Badgers is one I would assume Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh would rather just forget. In fact, I would bet Harbaugh wishes he could completely forget about what happened over the past three weeks as the Wolverines have gone 0-3 against Michigan State, Indiana, and Wisconsin.
But just because Harbaugh and the Wolverines are facing some big-time adversity does not mean they are ready to throw in the towel.
On Monday, Harbaugh spoke to reporters and he said that his goal was to have the best Monday practice of the year.
“I want today’s Monday to be the best Monday we’ve had the best we’ve had all season,” Harbaugh told reporters over a Zoom meeting.
Harbaugh went on to say that the outside noise is not something that will affect himself or his players.
“Me personally, I don’t remember when it was that I gained humility. It was so long ago that I can’t remember. The players themselves, some of them might be going through that for the first time in their lives. But everybody has had obstacles. Everybody’s overcome challenges. Guys are 18, 19, 20, 21-years old. Everybody has gone through challenges and obstacles by this time in their lives. Remind them… “Just to sum it up, they’re at an age, they’ve gone through obstacles, they’ve had adversity in their lives and overcome it.”
Many have said that Harbaugh looked defeated throughout Saturday’s 49-11 loss to the Badgers but he said he is “energized” and “excited” and that he is not about to quit.
“As you heard me say, I’m energized as a coach. I’ve got — hopefully you can tell with the glasses — but it’s in my eyes. I’m cheerful, excited to coach today. Never gonna stop, never gonna quit, never gonna slow down, just gonna keep attacking and coaching guys. I’m never gonna stop that.”
Nation, do you think Harbaugh and his team will bounce back with a win over Rutgers? How many more games will Michigan win in 2020?