Is This The Most Harbaugh Team At Michigan

Submitted by CarlosSpicyweiner21 on November 5th, 2018 at 3:54 PM

This team is the first team I look at and say they mirror their coach. From The Revenge Tour talk to just playing like mean bulldogs.

This team has a Harbaugh like chip on their shoulders.

Years past the teams seemed ready, but this is the first team who seems fully bought in to Harbaugh's world and fully dedicated.

Maybe it is because the Seniors are the first group that he has seen go the full 4 years.

Either way I hope this type of team is what we get for Harbaugh's Coaching tenure and UM. GO BLUE!!!!

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B1G Winning

November 5th, 2018 at 5:00 PM ^

The honest crazy part..

I could see a team of 92 Ben Masons winning a few football games.  Sure, they wouldn’t go head to head with the elites of every conference, but Ben Mason U would still beat the Minnesota’s, Illinois, and Rutger of the world.

Im sure he can throw a football decent, and we already know he can long snap.

If they ever make another NCAA video game I’m trying this.

Rufus X

November 5th, 2018 at 4:03 PM ^

Was thinking this exact same thing. Even Harbaugh is more Harbaugh-y this year. Last year he was a bit genteel and not willing to say anything to the media that was controversial; probably because we were't backing much of it up on the field. 

This year he is more fiery on the sidelines, more impetuous in the press room, and more willing to put his foot on the throat of the opponent in a blowout.  I like the Harbaugh-y Harbaugh.

 

bluepalooza

November 5th, 2018 at 7:54 PM ^

100% this. He has the team to back it up.  In addition, don't let Shea Pattersons casual demeanor fool you.  That guy has some fire to him.  When he threw that touchdown to Nico Collins at MSU and he turns to the MSU fans and puts his right index finger to his mount to "hush" the crowd was awesome. Been a long time since Michigan had a QB with some swag.  This team has some dog in them.  They are hungry, bitter, angry, been disrepected, been made fun of, told their coach is overrated, had a bunch of heartbreaking losses and told they are maybe the 4th best team in the conference. I have zero doubt they will be focused for the next two games.  This season is personal to this team.

Here is the best part.  Harbaugh knows they got to back this up next year too and he believes he has a team that can do it.

TK

November 5th, 2018 at 4:04 PM ^

Finish the job. 

I’m ecstatic about where we are but there is much work to do yet. I think this is Harbaughs best college team, but we were pretty high on our team 2 years ago and didn’t finish the season well. Stating the obvious but it’s still true. 

Sideline

November 5th, 2018 at 6:56 PM ^

That [2016] team reminded me of that 2007 Stanford team that walked into USC and upset them in the Coliseum, but all year long, not just one game. All drive, not all necessarily Harbaugh’s talent. 

Now we’re looking at a full Harbaugh team, loaded with 90% of his guys (10% transitional guys/previous Hoke recruits) 

Sideline

November 5th, 2018 at 7:02 PM ^

And lack of Harbaugh recruited guys. Nothing against any past, present, or future Michigan player, but these kids are just different. DPJ, Collins, & Black are a great combo of receivers, where as Darboh and Chesson were very similar. 

I loved DeVeon, but Higdon is that typical Iowa back (that we conincesentally flipped from Iowa on signing day) that just grinds yards and then BUSTS out for a 40-yarder in every game. 

Also, Shea is a QB that’s a mix of who knows what... Denard/Henne hybrid? 

LSAClassOf2000

November 5th, 2018 at 4:49 PM ^

I actually agree with this - there is something far more "Harbaugh" about this team, and it has been a pleasure to watch even through maddening series and moments, but such is the life of a fan. I will say, however, a portion of this has yet to play out, but it is definitely has the sort of feel I think we expected from the moment he exited the plane in December 2014.

mjv

November 5th, 2018 at 4:58 PM ^

If this team is full Harbaugh, Shea will guarantee a win in Columbus and Higdon will deliver it.  (Hopefully, excluding the loss the weak prior to Minnesota -- or Indiana this year.)

Lawyer12

November 5th, 2018 at 5:54 PM ^

I’m a life long UM fan despite being born and raised in the SF Bay Area.  My Dad was a huge UM fan. 

Because of my geographic location I got to see a ton of the early Harbaugh coaching era: in Fact, I’m a University of San Diego Undergrad Alum before law school in the Bay near 49er HQ  

This team looks a ton like the early years. Stanford stepped away from the zone read concepts because he got Andrew Luck(y). Then, with the 49ers, when faced with a real choice, he chose to ride with a new quarterback, Kappernick, and not bringing back Alex Smith after he was healthy.  Super Bowl  

When it’s all said and done, I believe Harbaugh sees the distinct advantage a mobile  qb brings, all other things being equal. He’s shown an ability to adapt over the years.  

It will always have a distinct flavor of toughness. 

RBE_Hated_House_85

November 6th, 2018 at 4:05 PM ^

Another symptom of "most Harbaugh team yet" : look at this week's coach's poll, where one coach ranked Michigan #22.  And it appears it just might be the coach we faced this past Saturday:

 

JAMES FRANKLIN

RANKTEAM

1Alabama Crimson Tide

2Clemson Tigers

3Georgia Bulldogs

4Ohio State Buckeyes

5Oklahoma Sooners

6Wisconsin Badgers

7Auburn Tigers

8Notre Dame Fighting Irish

9Stanford Cardinal

10Penn State Nittany Lions

11Virginia Tech Hokies

12Washington Huskies

13Louisiana State Tigers

14Texas Christian Horned Frogs

15West Virginia Mountaineers

16Mississippi State Bulldogs

17Boise State Broncos

18Central Florida Knights

19Oklahoma State Cowboys

20Miami Hurricanes

21Southern California Trojans

22Michigan Wolverines

23Oregon Ducks

24Michigan State Spartans

25Arizona State Sun Devils

26Texas A&M Aggies

27Utah Utes

28Houston Cougars

29South Carolina Gamecocks

30Boston College Eagles

46Texas Longhorns