ESPN’s Marty Smith conducted an interview for “College Gameday” with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh last Saturday. Before the interview aired, Smith posted a picture on Twitter that showed a whiteboard in Harbaugh’s office filled with wisdom and lifestyle edicts like, “Change the ‘I’ to an ‘E’, get ‘Better,’ not ‘Bitter.’”

Following Michigan’s loss to Notre Dame on Saturday, I figured the other side of Harbaugh’s whiteboard needed some motivational quotes to pull him out of the misery from Michigan’s loss. What follows are not actual quotes said by real people, but what, if given some truth serum, they would confide to Harbaugh in his trying times.

“To be the man wooo, you’ve got to beat the man. Make sure to beat the man more often than one time within the past 12 years. Especially if the man is at home and ranked.”- Ric Flair

“If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you’ll make progress. Your rushing average will be abysmal, but you’ll make progress.”-Barack Obama

“Sometimes in life when times are trying and the whole world seems against you, a timeout is worth taking even when you don’t have one.”-Chris Webber

“You can’t spell ‘underwhelming’ without UM.”-Steve Spurrier

“Success isn’t owned, it’s leased. And rent is due every day. Payment plans available upon request with higher interest rates.” –J.J. Watt

“Always keep an open mind and a compassionate heart. The referees don’t know what targeting is either.”-Phil Jackson

“The good old days weren’t always good, but tomorrow ain’t as bad as it seems, until the middle of October, good heavens.”-Billy Joel

“Set your goals high, and don’t stop until you get there, but let’s be reasonable, running the table with Wisconsin, Michigan State, Penn State, and Ohio State? There’s value in practical thoughts too.” Bo Jackson

To a guy like me, a laugh is full of information. You can double over in laughter from a team’s third down efficiency.”-Jerry Seinfeld.

“The College Football Playoff isn’t as much fun as Alabama makes it out to be.”-Mark Dantonio

“The only reason Regis went to Notre Dame is because he couldn’t get in to Oral Roberts.”-Kathy Lee Gifford

“When your athletic director needs to fill out your schedule and they’re in a bind because some team backed out on them, never ever schedule Appalachian State.”-Lloyd Carr

“Out of any coach I’ve come across, no one is smarter than Lloyd Carr.”-James Franklin

“Don’t worry about the horse being blind, just load the wagon. However, when it’s crippled and blind, get back on the bus and move on to the next town.”-John Madden

“Dictate the terms of your team’s deflation. Never allow your opponents to do that.”-Tom Brady

“I always thought that maize and blue would look at its most spectacular with the Adidas block “A.”-Michael Jordan

“Train. Say your prayers. Take your vitamins. Tell the next SEC quarterback to bring some offensive linemen with him.”-Hulk Hogan

“When in doubt, buy a Cricket.”-Hugh Freeze

“Who do they have, Charlie Weis and Joe Theismann? Look at us, we’re still Michigan, an institution filled with Michigan Men. We’ve got Branch Rickey, Tom Brady, and Dr. Jack Kevorkian. Actually, don’t mention the last one.”-Rich Eisen

“Trust the process, unless you gain 58 yards rushing the ball. Light that playbook on fire with enough gasoline to set Ann Arbor ablaze.”-Nick Saban

“A position coach whose group underachieved is worth staking your professional reputation to, even if it means suspension or the termination of one’s job.”- Anonymous