Harbaugh eyeing Hurricane Joaquin
Hurricane Joaquin is building, and so is concern surrounding Saturday’s game in Maryland.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was asked on Thursday morning on his weekly radio appearance on “Stoney and Bill” about what his team’s plans are for traveling with the impending storm. He confirmed that the Wolverines will still be making the trip to College Park, as planned.
But he pulled out an interesting analogy to explain that.
Harbaugh dropped the "god willing and creek don't rise, we'll be there" for the game… May not be the appropriate analogy for this one
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) October 1, 2015
The game is set for an 8 p.m. ET kick, but could need to be moved up if conditions warrant it. Big Ten Network had planned on being on site for the teams’ B1G opener, but decided to cancel the broadcast shows it had scheduled.
Harbaugh said that it’ll be up to Maryland if any cancelations are needed. The team is currently scheduled to make the flight amidst heavy wind and rain on early afternoon Friday.
But even if the No. 22 Wolverines are facing some adverse conditions, Harbaugh said that will only add to the environment on Saturday night.
“It’s really one of the best exciting things that I’ve found for players in all of sports,” Harbaugh said. “To go on the road, you have to defeat another team, their crowd is a factor, you have to defeat that, and the trifecta is defeating the elements. If you can do all three of those things, in my experience, there’s nothing that can make you feel more like a man than that.”