Michigan has enjoyed quite a bit of success under Jim Harbaugh. The program has won 38 games and posted three 10-win seasons in four years since the head coach’s arrival in 2015.
But for a lot of supporters of the maize and blue have been disappointed over the last four seasons in one regard: the 0-4 record against Ohio State. Even a former Michigan star says he’s disappointed with those performances.
Recently, former Wolverines superstar and Heisman Trophy winner Charles Woodson joined Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News on the “View from the Press Box” podcast to talk about Harbaugh’s tenure in Ann Arbor. Yes, Woodson knows Michigan has had some really good seasons recently, but the losses to the Buckeyes have left a bad taste in his mouth.
Woodson was asked if he thought the program is where he thought it would be now that Harbaugh is about to begin his fifth season.
“No, I don’t think from a standpoint of, and I’m looking at one game for the most part, I’m looking at the Ohio State game, I’m certainly not pleased where it is in that respect,” Woodson said. “We’ve put together some good regular seasons, 10-win seasons. I mean, those are great, but you’ve got to beat that scarlet and gray team, and so in that respect, disappointed.”
Woodson did point out that Harbaugh has had success at every stop in his coaching career and he believes things will continue to improve in Ann Arbor as the seasons go on. He still believes that beating Ohio State should be the No. 1 priority for the program.
“We’ve got to win that last game,” Woodson said. “That’s the bottom line.”