Jim Harbaugh knows criticism is never fun for anyone. However, he also believes he’s working hard to avoid that criticism.

During his Monday press conference, Harbaugh said he continues to work hard to do everything right and has been since he was 22 years old. As for criticism itself, Harbaugh admitted he’s okay with it provided it is not directed at his young children or the players on his team.

“Nobody wants criticism, that’s why I work so hard to do everything right, both on and off the field, because it’s been — it’s been that way for a long time,” said Harbaugh. “Since I was 22 years old.


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“But, If the criticism is directed at me, and not on my adolescent kids at home or the players on the football team, then I’m okay with it.”

Of course, a lot of recent criticism directed at Harbaugh is likely related to the previous NCAA investigation that resulted in a 3-game self-imposed suspension to start the 2023 season. His Michigan program is also involved in a current investigation into allegations of illicit sign-stealing, allegations that finally led to the recent resignation of analyst Connor Stalions over the weekend.