ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -- If the hoopla surrounding Jim Harbaugh's return to Michigan seemed like a bit much at times, just wait until next season.
The Wolverines didn't accomplish everything they wanted to in 2015, but their 10-win season felt like the start of something bigger.
''It set a foundation for us, I think,'' running back De'Veon Smith said. ''We're going to carry this over into next year in 2016. . I'm pretty sure Coach Harbaugh will push us until we do that.''
According to this MLive article, Harbaugh views the 2015 season at Michigan as the best he's had. He conditions that on winning tomorrow, but it sure makes it sound (as many of us has long-suspected) like he sees Ann Arbor as his permanent home.
The Harbaugh Pyramid of Greatness was created almost a year ago by Brian, Seth, @candor_for_sale, with help from the group. While it was amazing to start, now that we are a year into the Harbaugh Era, I think it should be updated. Add your suggestions for new boxes below. The hard part will be deciding what to cut, so I'll leave that up to the creators. Can get Seth's attention to have him make the changes?
I'll start with:
- CRACKER BARREL
- QUARTERBACKS can't have too many (alt: gotta catch 'em all)
- KNOWN FRIENDS and trusted agents
- BETTER THAN US nobody
- STEEL in your spine
- CLOTHES unnecessary (place next to RAGE and REFEREES on existing pyramid)
So, an interesting stat I was thinking about with 4 and 5 star guys (at least a partial measure of future success).
Jim Harbaugh at Stanford 2007 - 2011: 24 TOTAL 4 star recruits by 247 composite
Jim Harbaugh at UM 2015/2016 classes: 19 four or five star recruits (and still rolling)
POSBang - good things are coming.
He's the best:
If a UM football player is caught missing class, he has the choice of 5am conditioning or attending study hours with Harbaugh from 10pm-2am.— Ben Fidelman (@bfidelman) December 7, 2015
Michigan opens as 3.5 point favorite in Citrus Bowl vs Florida. Link
Other B1G lines:
CFP Semi (Cotton): Michigan State +9.5 vs Alabama
Rose: Iowa +6.5 vs Stanford
Fiesta: Ohio State -6 vs Notre Dame
Outback: Northwestern +7 vs Tennessee
Taxslayer: Penn State +8 vs Georgia
Holiday: Wisconsin +2.5 vs USC
Foster Farms: Nebraska +5.5 vs UCLA
Pinstripe: Indiana -3(!) vs Duke
Quick Lane: Minnesota -3 vs Central Michigan