Jim Harbaugh understands that fans outside of the Michigan football program will be dismissive of the Wolverines’ 6-0 start because of their schedule.

The Wolverines have been favored to win each of their games so far this season and shouldn’t struggle against Indiana on Saturday, either. That said, 2 of their final 3 games are against teams currently ranked in the Top 10: Nov. 11 against Penn State in Happy Valley followed 2 weeks later by The Game — Nov. 25 against Ohio State at Michigan Stadium.

Harbaugh, despite the criticism, is looking to shift the focus back to his team.


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“It really kinda becomes irrelevant what people say about you, good or bad,” he told WXYZ-TV’s Brad Galli. “Teddy Roosevelt said something about imposters, the success and failure. It’s about us, and just continuing to do what the guys are doing, both in meetings, in training, in workouts, in practice, in games, in the classroom, how they deal with all their interpersonal relationships in their social life.

“It makes them keener, finer, sharper, more alert. That makes them strong. That makes us strong.”

Harbaugh and the Wolverines will look to bump their perfect record to 7-0 as they host the Hoosiers on Saturday, a noon ET kickoff on FOX.