Jim Harbaugh Responds To Michigan’s Loss To Alabama
Jim Harbaugh responded to Michigan’s loss to Alabama on Wednesday afternoon.
Most people expected the Crimson Tide to emerge from the Citrus Bowl victorious, but Harbaugh’s group put up a good fight for the first half of the game.
Ultimately, the talent disparity was just too much. When it was all said and done, Alabama emerged with a 35-16 victory.
Speaking to reporters after the game, Harbaugh was confronted with the reality of yet another bowl loss – his fourth straight.
Despite clearly being disappointed by how the game went, Harbaugh had nothing but praise for Nick Saban and his team.
“I think their level of excellence has been at the highest level,” he said.
“I think Coach Saban deserves a great share of that credit, along with the program that they’ve built. It’s at the highest level.”
Harbaugh also acknowledged that Michigan simply could not keep up with Alabama’s propensity for making big plays.
“Their ability to create the big play was critical in the game, and their ability to keep us out of the end zone and through the drives,” he noted.
“We had long drives and settled for field goals.”
With the loss, Michigan fell to 9-4 on the season.
Alabama, meanwhile, improved to 11-2 in 2019.