Matt Rhule praises work Jim Harbaugh has done at Michigan: 'He's had a real impact on the game'
Matt Rhule and Nebraska will host Jim Harbaugh and Michigan at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln on Saturday.
The Cornhuskers started the Rhule era 0-2 after losses to Minnesota and Colorado. Since then, they’ve been able to rebound with victories over Northern Illinois and Louisiana Tech. That said, they’ll have their biggest challenge of the year thus far as they look to spring an upset on the No. 2 team in the country.
Rhule, during his weekly press conference on Monday, recounted Harbaugh’s work as Michigan’s head coach, and discussed many aspects of Harbaugh’s philosophy that he’s looking to install in Lincoln as he looks to transform the program.
“He’s had a real impact on the game … his blueprint for building that program, for the way that they play, a lot of those things are similar,” he said. “Obviously we want to have a little bit of an option element at times, too, so there’s differences, but the overarching blueprint for being great on the ‘O’ and ‘D’ lines, having good quarterback play, being physical at tight end, all those things, that’s what we’re doing.”
"His blueprint for building that program, for the way that they play, a lot of those things are similar."
Matt Rhule respects what Jim Harbaugh has done at Michigan, and thinks the style of play compares to what he's trying to do in Lincoln. pic.twitter.com/pXxuJuEAhe
— Big Ten Football (@B1Gfootball) September 25, 2023