Harbaugh still bothered by Michigan State loss
We hear it so often from coaches that it almost doesn’t even register.
“We’ll shake it off and prepare our next opponent.”
Most coaches will publicly dismiss the notion that one loss can sting more than others. Most coaches aren’t Jim Harbaugh. And most losses definitely weren’t like the one to Michigan State.
It’s been nearly two weeks, but with No. 15 Michigan on bye last Saturday, it hasn’t had a chance to put it in the past. Harbaugh admittedly still can’t shake it.
“There are people who can leave the game, and the game is over, and they don’t think about it. I’m not one of those people,” Harbaugh said Thursday on the “Stoney and Bill” show. “There’s other people who think it takes 24 hours or 48 hours to get over a game and move on to the next one, whether you win or lose. There’s others it takes until the next game or the next win — if you’re coming off of a loss — to erase the bad taste in your mouth.
“I’d probably put myself in that category. There’s only one mouthwash for that bad taste in your mouth, and that’s playing and winning the next game.”
Harbaugh and the Wolverines will have a chance to do just that when they travel to Minnesota for a Saturday night showdown against Minnesota. He said that facing Minnesota without Jerry Kill, who retired earlier this week because of health reasons, is a different mid-week curve ball to deal with.
Still, the Wolverines are favored by two touchdowns.
Michigan will look to avenge last year’s loss to Minnesota in the B1G house. The Wolverines would get two bad tastes out of their mouths if they could do that.