I’ve taken plenty of heat for my continued belief that Jim Harbaugh would turn around Michigan, but those who called me names and questioned my sanity and knowledge of football are now nowhere to be found. Why? Where my spartan dawgs at?
For one, I’ve never turned on Harbaugh, I’ve always believed he was Michigan’s best hope for a resurgence and haven’t wavered, but boy did my enemies have a field day with my belief that Harbaugh was the man for the job in Ann Arbor. Check out this thread from some Sparties.
I’ve long said 2018 (ask Jim and Drew) was the year Harbaugh would turn it around. I had high hopes for them to do it a year early in 2017, but that didn’t materialize because Michigan didn’t have a competent QB and the offensive line wasn’t ready.
We are now seeing the fruits of Harbaugh’s labor. Face it, the program was in awful shape and needed a massive infusion of talent before even a phenomenal coach like Jim Harbaugh could turn it around and compete. The program was so off the rails before Harbaugh arrived in Ann Arbor that it was obvious he would need some time to massage the roster and return Michigan to prominence.
Michigan’s dominant wins over Wisky and Sparty are a sure fire sign that Harbaugh has Michigan rolling, they aren’t ready to win a National Title yet, but they are certainly ready to be in the conversation and as of last weeks destruction of Sparty, they are right in the middle of the national conversation.
However, I’m perplexed that many national experts are leaving Ohio State for dead, I’m confident they will win out until they play Michigan, but I think Michigan is in the drivers seat heading toward the showdown with the buckeyes. This game will be great if both teams are 11-1. I expect Michigan will win, but this is still Ohio State and they are still a great program. As we all know, anything can and will happen in Columbus.
As of today, Michigan is back, the rivalry with MSU is secure as Harbaugh has now won two of the last three. Michigan State will no longer be an issue, the worm has turned, Sparty is dead. Michigan State simply cannot recruit with Michigan, Ohio State and Penn State. It was fun while is lasted for sparty, but now it is over.
Harbaugh has created and remained steadfast in his belief that outstanding defense and solid offense would win titles, he is being proven correct. He will be at Michigan for years and he will compete and win titles at Michigan.
The Harbaugh critics have fallen silent; most of it was wishful thinking. Harbaugh was never going to fail at Michigan and everybody is FINALLY figuring that out.