Michigan State loss shouldn’t dent confidence in Jim Harbaugh’s overall plan

Despite the increased criticism this week following Michigan’s 14-10 loss to rival Michigan State, by any objective measure Jim Harbaugh is doing great work at Michigan.

Yes, this may be hard to stomach for some Michigan fans still smarting from the loss Saturday night, but Michigan football is on the right track, and suggestions that Harbaugh isn’t getting it done in Ann Arbor are pure lunacy.

The “rivals” narrative is one that has gained a lot of momentum this week. Harbaugh is 1-4 against Michigan State while his predecessor was 2-2. Yeah, sure. But how about a little context?

Brady Hoke beat a depleted Ohio State team coached by interim coach Luke Fickell and edged a 7-6 MSU team in 2012. Yes, the Wolverines won, but in this case context matters.

Harbaugh and the Wolverines wou...

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Disgruntled former Michigan great Braylon Edwards continues jabbing Jim Harbaugh

Braylon Edwards has a weekly radio show on 97.1 FM the Ticket in Detroit during college football season. Last week, he took the entire hour to air his personal beefs with Jim Harbaugh.

Edwards offered his analysis of Michigan’s destruction of Florida, which ran contrary to the opinion of every national analyst.

Edwards thought Wolverines quarterback Wilton Speight played poorly against the Gators and took a shot at Harbaugh, sarcastically calling him the “quarterback whisperer.” He lamented the lack of improvement he’s seen in Speight and backup John O’Korn, going out of his way on multiple occasions to take shots and blame their lack of development on Harbaugh.

I cannot disagree that Speight and O’Korn aren’t the future of Michigan football, but at this point you have to beli...

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Michigan QB Battle Is Over

I didn’t believe it at first, but those in the know insist that red-shirt senior John O’Korn gave Wilton Speight all he could handle in the QB battle but fell short of winning the starting job in the end.  For the record I was almost 100% confident Speight would job out with the starters against Florida.

Michigan has a QB and his name is Wilton Speight.  Sources say Speight and O’Korn both had great camps but Speight won the right to start against Florida by a slim margin.  Observer say both QB’s are energized new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and his presence was particularly “energizing” for O’Korn.

The downside of the battle was red-shirt Freshman Brandon Peters performance, one observer described Peters as “lost...

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