The sportscaster whose question prompted a viral response from Jim Harbaugh says he had no intent of getting that kind of reaction from the fifth-year Michigan head coach. In fact, he says he was surprised Harbaugh took it so poorly.

Following Michigan’s 56-27 loss to Ohio State in Ann Arbor on Saturday, Toledo sportscaster asked Harbaugh if he thought there was a “talent gap, coaching gap, preparation gap,” between Ohio State and Michigan that kept the Wolverines winless over the last eight years. Harbaugh didn’t take kindly to that question.

“I’ll answer your questions, not your insults, so,” Harbaugh responded.

That moment went viral across several social media platforms. Strack said that was not his intent. He told Awful Announcing in an interview that he thought his question was fair, considering Harbaugh is 0-5 against the Buckeyes, suffering blowout losses each of the last two seasons.

“I was sitting at the post-game presser and the video was already tweeted out,” said Strack, currently the sports director at WTOL 11. “I had already started getting text messages from friends and other people. I had no idea and was like, ‘Wait, what is going on?’”

“I’m kind of shocked. It’s been a wild 24 hours or so,” said Strack. “When I asked it, I thought it was a fair, honest question. I wasn’t looking for anything.”

Many have agreed with Strack’s take, saying the question is fair for Harbaugh, who became the first head coach in series history to go 0-5 in The Game.

Instead of answering the question, though, Harbaugh provided a viral moment, one that will probably live on for quite some time. At least as long as he’s at Michigan.

You can read Strack’s full interview with Awful Announcing here.