On the other side of the country, former Michigan assistant coach Jack Harbaugh watched the game with his son, Jim, the former Wolverines QB and San Francisco 49ers coach, who potentially could’ve replace Rich Rodriguez instead of Hoke in January.
“That may be the greatest football game that I’ve ever witnessed,”Harbaugh said Sunday before the Seattle-San Francisco game. “What a minute and 30 seconds. And the poise of Brady Hoke, unknown to mankind. There were 110,000 people screaming, back and forth we go, and this guy stands there and … well he did have a drop of sweat on his brow.”