Harbaugh's critics are out in full force after Michigan's loss to Notre Dame
Jim Harbaugh has been one of the prominent head coaches in college football since taking over at Michigan before the start of the 2015 season. He was the guy who would return the program to glory and national prominence.
But the belief that the former UM quarterback can turn the Wolverines into a college football powerhouse is beginning to dwindle after Saturday’s loss to Notre Dame.
Saturday night was an opportunity for Harbaugh to prove his critics wrong and show the world that he could be the leader of a nationally prominent program. It was a chance to show that Michigan was a contender in the B1G and for a spot in the College Football Playoff.
That evaporated after the 24-17 loss, a game in which Michigan looked nothing like a top 15 team. And after the game, Harbaugh’s critics were out in full force on Twitter. Here’s a look at what some folks were saying after the Wolverines dropped to 0-1. Nobody was holding any punches:
Wins in the Last 18 games as a HC:
Ed Orgeron 12
Mark Stoops 10
Barry Odom 10
Jim Harbaugh 9
Butch Jones 8
— Peter Burns (@PeterBurnsESPN) September 2, 2018
Jim Harbaugh has already made $20+ MILLION coaching Michigan. If he actually believes all his preaching about accountability, he shouldn't accept ANOTHER DOLLAR until he starts performing.
— RJ Bell (@RJinVegas) September 2, 2018
Jim Harbaugh‘s record in his last 16 games at Michigan: 8-8
Urban Meyer’s record at Ohio State: 73-8
— The Buckeye Nut (@TheBuckeyeNut) September 2, 2018
$7M per year Michigan Man Jim Harbaugh is a . 500 coach over the last 18 games. pic.twitter.com/vGhLXGKfNR
— John (@FromEastLansing) September 2, 2018
Michigan still hasn't won a road game against a ranked team since 2006. It's on you Michigan fans and alumni. You treat Jimmy like a savior that he isn't. Question Harbaugh. Hold him accountable. He has failed you. You are nothing but an overrated hype machine living in the past.
— Sparty Mike (@Sparty_Mike) September 2, 2018
Will Harbaugh ever win a big game at Michigan?
— Mark May (@mark_may) September 2, 2018
Jim Harbaugh’s last 8 losses, with context:
At #2 Ohio St 30-27 OT
Vs #10 FSU 33-32
Vs MSU 14-10
At #2 Penn St 42-13
At #5 Wisconsin 24-10
At #8 Ohio St 31-20
Vs South Carolina 26-19
At Notre Dame 24-17
5 of 8 on the road
5 of 8 one-score
— Jason McIntyre (@jasonrmcintyre) September 2, 2018
2-The reality is, our football program isn’t very good. Jim Harbaugh might be the most overrated coach in sports. They weren’t prepared to play. The penalties, the clock management, the play calling. It all just sucked. Not a 1 game overreaction. That’s a 4 year sample size.
— Ryan Ermanni (@RyanEFox2) September 2, 2018