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Opposing coach has major praise for Michigan Wolverines football

This opposing coach has great things to say about the Michigan Wolverines football program heading into the 2023 season.



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Dec 4, 2021; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sideline in the first quarter against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

Jim Harbaugh turned everything around for the Michigan Wolverines football program two seasons ago, leading his team to its first Big Ten title since 2004 and their first-ever College Football Playoff berth. In 2022, the Maize and Blue did it all over again, winning a program-record 13 games last year, along with another conference championship and a College Football Playoff appearance. Heading into the new season, an opposing head coach has some great things to say about the Wolverines.

Michigan Wolverines football earns major praise from opposing college football coach

This fall, the Michigan Wolverines football program is expected to compete for another Big Ten championship and perhaps the program’s first national title since 1997. According to an anonymous opposing head coach, Michigan is among the nation’s premier programs right now.

“Last season really sealed it for them,” this anonymous opposing coach said, according to Athlon Sports. “This is a different program. The gap between them and Ohio State hasn’t been this close in decades. It’s reload, not rebuild, which is something they’ve never been able to claim like an Ohio State or SEC team. The transfers are good, the backfield is great, the QB is great, they’ve got speed on the edges and defensively they’re consistent and smart. It’s proof of concept now, that’s why they’ve stepped it up in recruiting.”

Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines and chasing the program’s first national title in nearly three decades

Heading into the 2023 college football season, Jim Harbaugh has bolstered the Wolverines’ roster through the transfer portal and his 2023 recruiting class. As a result, the Maize and Blue seem poised to contend for the ultimate victory.

Jim (Harbaugh) has also found a niche inside the portal,” the anonymous coach continued. “They breed the culture into those guys. It’s elitist, but that’s built on confidence, and confident teams are consistent. The only thing they lack right now is that ‘big one’ win at the national title level. There’s no reason they should’ve lost to TCU, and they definitely know it, but they didn’t do anything crazy in response. And remember, Jim’s a distraction, but not to Jim. At the very top, that’s a calm, consistent culture.”

Keep an eye on Michigan football this year as the Maize and Blue set their sights on defeating Ohio State, capturing the Big Ten title, and vying for a third consecutive shot at the national championship.

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