Undeniably, the Citrus Bowl was a big game for the Michigan Wolverines. Holding an early 16-14 lead, they were right there.
Then it unraveled. Jim Harbaugh allowed an Alabama Crimson Tide team that was less-talented to blow out his squad 35-16.
Therefore, how bad has Harbaugh been at Michigan since taking over? Take a look at this:
#Michigan under Jim Harbaugh
0-5 against OSU
1-10 as an underdog
4-9 against their rivals
1-4 in bowl games
NO INDY…NO CFP
Anyway you slice it it is simply UNACCEPTABLE!!
— Dan Leach (@DanLeach971) January 1, 2020
Following the game, Harbaugh was his usual macabre, odd self. Someone asked a question that needed to be asked, like why can’t he ever win a big game. It’s a worthwhile question, really. And Harbaugh said he would answer questions, but not insults. Video of that is below.
“Why have you lost four straight bowl games and five straight losses to Ohio State?”
Jim Harbaugh: pic.twitter.com/K9elbdJ9QT
— CleWest (@erjmanlasvegas) January 1, 2020
By comparison, the Minnesota Golden Gophers won 31-24 against an SEC team (Auburn). They’re a motivated and well-coached squad.
Harbaugh continues to flounder and should probably be fired. As you look back at his resume, what has the guy really won? He carries the reputation of ‘big time coach’ but has little that he’s accomplished to back that up.
Admittedly I fell for the Harbaugh trap today. While the Wolverines were touchdown underdogs against an Alabama squad resting a few defensive players, I thought they would finally win a big game against a team that was chronically overrated and exposed a few times this season.
Once again, Harbaugh managed to get out-foxed by a better program. The guy needs to go home with his weird quirks and call it a day.