The Michigan Wolverines have gone through a rough few seasons as a football program, and are finally beginning a new era of football in 2015. Hiring Jim Harbaugh was a big step in the right direction, and there is finally excitement surrounding the Wolverines once again. Harbaugh is one of the most popular names in college football, and he will grace the cover of ESPN’s college football preview.
College football preview issue hits stands this Friday with a breakdown of the top 25 teams in the game & much more! pic.twitter.com/SOQApAhu8t
— ESPN (@espn) August 4, 2015
Harbaugh’s tenure with the San Francisco 49ers did not end all that well, but it opened the door to an even better opportunity. Returning to the place where he played his college football to help turn things around once again is a very prestigious job, and he is ready to take on that task.
It will be very interesting to see what Michigan football is able to do this season. Harbaugh hasn’t had a chance to build his own recruiting classes yet, but simply having a football mind like him will improve them from last year. They finished just 5-7 on the season last year, and went just 3-5 in Big Ten play.
That record will likely take a leap forward immediately with Harbaugh on the sidelines, and he will get the most out of his players.
Over the next few seasons, it is very likely that Harbaugh will get the Michigan football program back into contention. They may not necessarily be championship contenders, but they aren’t going to be the pushover football team that they have been recently.
Coaching is one of the most underrated aspects of any sport, and there simply aren’t many better head football coaches than Harbaugh.
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