Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was critical of the officiating in Saturday’s loss to Ohio State during his post-game press conference. Harbaugh, who was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct after he threw his clipboard and headset on the sideline said he was “thoroughly disappointed.”
Obviously irritated, he likely wanted to do anything other than talk to a room full of reporters about his most emotionally crushing defeat since arriving at Michigan.
Harbaugh fiddled with his hat and spoke in harsh tones and a staccato rhythm throughout.
His Wolverines held a led for a majority of the game before surrendering a field goal as time expired, extending “The Game” into overtime. In the second overtime, Michigan was forced to settle for a field goal.
Ohio State converted on a fourth-down on their ensuing possession and scored the winning touchdown on their next play.
There is now uncertainty whether Harbuagh and his dejected Wolverines will receive an invite to the College Football Playoff. With two losses on the year and Washington hovering on the periphery, they have no choice but to wait and see what the committee decides.