Michigan Star Has Tough Words For Jim Harbaugh
A Michigan star had tough words for Jim Harbaugh this week.
Harbaugh has had something of a rough year. Coming into this season, many expected him to ascend to the top of the Big Ten in Urban Meyer’s absence.
That did not end up happening.
Michigan ultimately went 9-4 on the year, including two memorably big losses to Ohio State at the end of the regular season and Alabama in the Citrus Bowl.
As a result of his seemingly endless string of losses to big name programs and coaches, Harbaugh has found himself in a tough position.
He is too good to be fired, but not good enough to be elite.
This week, former Michigan football star Jake Long sent out a brutal message to Harbaugh. Essentially, the former No. 1 overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft said that Harbaugh could learn a thing or two from Michigan head basketball coach, Juwan Howard.
— Jake Long (@JakeLong77) January 4, 2020
“You gotta humble yourself every now and then, eat a little humble pie. I’ve done that. But I’m not scared of anyone,” Howard said after a recent loss to Tom Izzo’s Michigan State.
Long endorsed that message wholeheartedly.
“Great job coach! Our football program should take some notes,” Long said.
Harbaugh is 0-5 against Ohio State as the head coach of Michigan, so it is unclear how much humbler he could get in that regard.
Nevertheless, it is somewhat interesting that after spending the better part of the last decade at Michigan, some alums seem to have less respect for him than the relatively new Howard.