Michigan’s loss last week to Michigan State at home is still a major talking point among national media.
ESPN College GameDay committed a large segment of Saturday morning’s show to discuss the state of the Wolverines’ program under Harbaugh. After a season-opening victory against Minnesota, Michigan lost to the Spartans last Saturday despite being more than a three-touchdown favorite, dropping Harbaugh’s record against the school’s top two rivals – MSU and Ohio State – to 3-8 and 1-6 at home.
“I think it’s personality,” analyst David Pollack said on the popular college football pregame show. “I think there’s something about relating to kids, maybe as he’s gotten a little bit older.
The game is changing. Jim Harbaugh is old school. He’s a different bird. I think relating to the kids, it appears to be a little bit of a struggle, and they’re underperforming. He is the fourth-highest paid coach in