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Michigan Should Fire Jim Harbaugh, Says ESPN

Michigan Should Fire Jim Harbaugh, Says ESPN

Michigan Should Fire Jim Harbaugh, Says ESPN

Michigan should fire Jim Harbaugh, says ESPN.

Heading into Wednesday’s big showdown between Alabama and Michigan, many wondered if this would finally be the moment Harbaugh won a big game.

It wasn’t.

Despite a strong first half by the Wolverines, Alabama came back from a 16-14 halftime deficit and ended up winning 35-16.

The bowl game loss was Harbaugh’s fourth straight.

Shortly after the game, ESPN college football analyst Emmanuel Acho made the case for giving Harbaugh the boot.

“Jim Harbaugh is a very, very good coach,” he said.

“He’s a very good coach, but he’s not an elite college football coach. He’s not a Hall of Fame coach.

“What I mean by that — the Urban Meyers, the Nick Sabans, the Bob Stoops, the Joe Paternos, the Mack Browns.

“What I want from Michigan is elite and Jim Harbaugh is very good. For that reason, I think they should move on.”

While is hard to argue with Harbaugh’s critics, it is also hard to think of who Michigan could replace him with that would do better.

Until that question is resolved once and for all, it is unlikely that Harbaugh gets fired any time soon.

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19 Comments

    1. You see Harbaugh’s results, right? Dog shit across the board in big games. Never beaten Ohio State. When is enough enough? How many times does he have to lose to OSU? 8 times? 10 times? Overrated and overpaid. Cut our losses and move on.

  1. I understand he needs to get his seat warm after this loss. Solely for not yanking Patterson midway thru the 3rd, but, Harbaugh can be the answer. He’s not getting a team of 5 star players like OSU, Alabama, Clemson. He needs a great QB coach and a play caller that will not abandon plays that were working well. And esp if Don Brown can’t adapt to a high power firing offense then he needs to go. It’s his D that killed by OSU the last 3 years, Florida last year in the Bowl game, Wisconsin this year. Harbaugh needs to clamp down on his players as a coach and not so much as a friend. Be there for them but hold them accountable which he didn’t do with Patterson in the Citrus Bowl! GoBlue till death!

    1. You hit the nail on the head! Someone who understands Harbaugh.. Not many people do.. Great analysis! You should work for ESPN! Ha

  2. What does Acho know about football…really. He is just another “Talking Head” who couldn’t find his ass. I purposely mute the TV when these guys come out with their drivel. Acho needs to get a real job that he is qualified for….cleaning up feces that is left on the street by stray dogs.

  3. I’m shocked this kind of nonsense would come from ESPN.. They are supposed to be the leader in sports and this kind of comment clearly shows they are not!! Won’t even respond to this crap!

  4. All of ESPN thinks Michigan should fire Harbaugh? Did they take a poll….? No. It’s just one talking head that says stuff for clicks… Kind of like this article. Use a better title and gimmick for clicks Carlos.

  5. Why would anyone believe these guys they ramble, ramble, and ramble. They use toys to try to make their case when more than 65% of the time they are wrong! He is a great coach and eventually will bring greatness to Michigan Football! So ESPN go screw yourself your sell outs to mainstream anyways! Owned my Disney so your being dictated to on production not like the ESPN that was great before Disney!

  6. Bunch of talking heads at ESPN – just idle prattle from people that get paid to talk. As for their assessment- it means nothing.

  7. All the coaches should get together and decide who gets fired from ESPN!!! The media should not dictate who gets to keep their job or not. What a joke!! FineBUM you’re fired! HAHAHAHA now go eat a oatmeal cream mushy cookie with your boy Saban

    1. Anyone who can beat Ohio State. We have the new John Cooper apparently. I loved the hire but as a donator and season ticket holder I see this as unacceptable. You cannot lose to OSU annually and expect to keep your job at Michigan, MSU, PSU… PJ Fleck and Minnesota beat Auburn, that’s impressive! Not impressed by beating Rutgers and Maryland, Harbaugh needs to be held to the standard that he was hired to, win the Big Ten and compete for National Championships. Lowering expectations to 9-3 and 3rd in the division is not acceptable, he needs to be held accountable.

  8. Anyone who can beat Ohio State. We have the new John Cooper apparently. I loved the hire but as a donator and season ticket holder I see this as unacceptable. You cannot lose to OSU annually and expect to keep your job at Michigan, MSU, PSU… PJ Fleck and Minnesota beat Auburn, that’s impressive! Not impressed by beating Rutgers and Maryland, Harbaugh needs to be held to the standard that he was hired to, win the Big Ten and compete for National Championships. Lowering expectations to 9-3 and 3rd in the division is not acceptable, he needs to be held accountable.

  9. Michigan Should Fire Jim Harbaugh, Says ESPN. What rock did you just emerge from? You don’t a football from a ——————!

  10. When will Harbaugh realize he needs to get back to Bo Ball smash mouth football, with an offensive and defensive line that are abolutaly monsters HUGE, FAST, BOYS.
    If they would recrute with that kind of mentality even a medeorker quarter back will have time to figure it out. And a defensive line that other teams actually fear playing against.

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