Jim Harbaugh did not expect his football team to lose Saturday afternoon. His press conference Monday afternoon proves it.
Jim Harbaugh had to answer tons of tough questions following Michigan State’s upset victory over Michigan this past Saturday. Before Saturday’s game, that was the talk of Metro Detroit.
Following the 27-24 loss at Michigan Stadium, Harbaugh spoke with the media Monday afternoon.
While he had to field many questions, one stuck out like a sore thumb. It was when Harbaugh had to talk about the execution (or lack thereof) from Michigan’s offense.
“We were in rhythm at times, picking up 28 first downs in the game, which is a lot”, offered Harbaugh.
“You’re in a drive, you’re moving the ball, and then we got stopped a few times on their side of the 50. Too many drives without points. Not enough points per drive.”
Michigan quarterback Joe Milton threw for 300 passing yards but was unsuccessful getting in the endzone. That’s a credit to the Michigan State defense. The Spartan defense was able to hold Milton’s scoring and playmaking ability in check.
The record is the record.
Michigan’s loss on Saturday drops Jim Harbaugh’s record to 3-3 vs. Michigan State. In addition to that, the Wolverines at 1-3 vs. the Spartans at The Big House under him.
Michigan, who dropped down to No.23, will travel take on the No. 13 ranked Indiana on Saturday at Noon. Their next home game will be on November 14th vs. Wisconsin.
Jim Harbaugh is not on the hot seat. He has a 48-19 as coach at Michigan. It is significantly better than what Wolverine fans had to witness before his arrival. If anyone thinks differently, revisit the Rich Rodriguez and Brady Hoke-coached teams. Even with the good fortune he has brought back to the program, Harbaugh could find his seat very warm, pending how his team finishes this season.