The Jim Harbaugh era lasted nine years in Ann Arbor — far longer than most pundits believed it would at the time of his hiring in December 2014. And it ended just how Michigan football fans hoped it would: culminating in a national championship.
Harbaugh is now gone, off to the NFL as the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, and it’s Sherrone Moore’s show now. But with it just a few weeks now since Harbaugh departed the program, now is as good a time as any to look back at what was during his tenure.
With that in mind, here are the top 10 wins for Michigan football under Jim Harbaugh in our view.
2021: Ohio State Buckeyes
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Score: Michigan 42, Ohio State 27
While many will look at the recent Rose Bowl win over Alabama as the top win of the Harbaugh era, this is the one that started it all. Not many believed that there would be any change when Ohio State came to town, with the thought that the superior-talented Buckeyes would roll in and win as they had become accustomed to doing.
However, in a picturesque setting where The Big House became like a snow globe, Michigan ran, ran again, and ran some more. While OSU made plays through the passing game, Harbaugh forced C.J. Stroud and company to settle for field goals, and that made all the difference. It was the game that changed the entire trajectory of Harbaugh’s tenure and changed the program as a whole.
2024: Rose Bowl Game vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
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Score: Michigan 27, Alabama 20 (OT)
Though Georgia was on the mind the entire offseason with the implementation of the ‘Beat Georgia’ drill, the Bulldogs succumbed in the SEC Championship game to perennial powerhouse Alabama.
Michigan looked better than its SEC counterpart for most of the game but stalled in the third quarter just as the Crimson Tide gained momentum….
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Author : Wolverines Wire
Publish date : 2024-02-11 14:00:47
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