What Jim Harbaugh said after Michigan was included in College Football Playoff field
It’s official, Michigan is headed to the College Football Playoff.
On Sunday, Michigan’s name was listed in the No. 2 spot of the College Football Playoff rankings. The Wolverines will take on No. 3 Georgia in the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Eve.
Shortly after it was announced, head coach Jim Harbaugh met with ESPN to talk about the opportunity that lies ahead for Michigan. He explained how his team was able to make it this far.
“It’s a great feeling. A lot of hard-working. A team that just works. They don’t talk a lot,” Harbaugh said. “We’ll give them a few days off then get to work on Georgia.”
This back-and-forth exchange between @CoachJim4UM and @ReceDavis 🤓💙 pic.twitter.com/I5Hyo9rdML
— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) December 5, 2021
Harbaugh says coaching this team has been fairly easy and that they don’t give him a hard time and they support one another.
“They enjoy being around each other. Every time they come out to practice, in the weight room, there’s a bounce in their step, a smile on their face.”
“They don’t give me any grief. Not on the field, not off the field. I never have to try and talk them into something. There’s times I have to hold them back, but never talk them into something.”
The Wolverines’ first opponent will be the Georgia Bulldogs, who will be coming off a loss against Alabama in the SEC Championship Game.
“Tremendous team. It’s going to be a great task, a huge challenge. They’re a great team. We look forward to our preparation for that game.”
Georgia and Michigan will face off on December 31.