Jim Harbaugh is sick of the clichés. He’s a coach who likes to tell it how it is, a notion that has certainly been proven by his handling of the Michigan starting quarterback job.

Thing is, it’s a lose-lose situation for him anyway. His words, not mine.

“If a coach gives you normal cliches, you usually seem very offended as journalists. But also when a coach gives you really well thought out, honest … there’s a tendency to question motives, intent. I understand it, I’m going to keep doing it the way I’ve been doing it which is speak the absolute truth as I know it and believe it to be.”

It is true that Harbaugh’s approach toward the starting QB job was a bit unorthodox. He doubled down on his above notion in telling things like they are Monday afternoon.

“Did it factor in that one might transfer? No, my reaction is that they are both the kind of guys that don’t flip, fold or quit at the slightest whiff of adverse circumstances or something doesn’t go their way.”