Michigan Football becomes punching bag after extending Jim Harbaugh


Ohio State and Michigan State are finding some humor in Jim Harbaugh’s contract extension with Michigan Football.

Michigan football is rewarding its head coach Jim Harbaugh with a fresh five-year deal tying the two together through the 2025 season, while everyone else is laughing.

Harbaugh has a career coaching record of 0-5 against the schools’ archrival Ohio State, along with maintaining a 3-3 overall record against the Michigan State Spartans.

This is not precisely what had been expected of Harbaugh when he signed his initial contract succeeding Brady Hoke back in 2015.  Over the years, we’ve seen Michigan State win a Big Ten Championship under Mark Dantonio.  We’ve also seen Urban Meyer take an exceptional program to an elite level before passing on the torch to current head coach Ryan Day.

We can sit here and talk about the criticism surrounding a Meyer-led program, but the man wins.  Meyer didn’t just win an abundance of Big Ten titles; he won a National Championship with the Buckeyes.  That legacy has been passed on to Day, who now finds himself preparing for the dance in just a few days.

Needless to say, there are a few programs and fans thrilled to see that Harbaugh is returning to Michigan football;

That’s not all; here is Rico Beard, a Spartan at heart from the Valenti show with Rico on 971, the ticket in Detroit.

It’s sad to see Michigan football as a punching bag or the laughing stock of the Big Ten, but there is one way to change the narrative; win.

Winning solves plenty of problems, and now it’s on Harbaugh to right the ship.  Everyone is aware of the blemishes; there is no sense in looking back. Harbaugh needs to set his sights on the future, and he needs to earn back the respect of his peers, fans, and most importantly, the Michigan football brass.

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It’s time for Harbaugh to inject new life into a program that’s been on life support for some time.  Michigan AD Warde Manuel certainly believes Harbaugh can get things turned around by rewarding the head coach with this new five-year deal that averages $4 million per season but can be worth up to $8 million with built-in bonuses.