The Michigan Wolverines are heading into a brand new era for the 2015 college football season, with head coach Jim Harbaugh ready to take his alma mater back to relevance. He was once the star quarterback for the Wolverines, but they have not seen the glory days recently like he did during his time as a player. Harbaugh was a huge pickup for the Wolverines,and sports media personality Joel Klatt made his thoughts on Michigan’s new coach obvious.
Klatt appeared on a podcast, and stated that he felt Harbaugh was the best head coach in all of college football.
During his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, Harbaugh was able to lead them to a Super Bowl appearance. He is without question capable of getting the most out of his players and puts them in positions to succeed. That is exactly the type of head coach that Michigan needed to get back into contention for a college football playoff spot and he will get them back to that level in the near future.
Harbaugh also has a very strong voice in the locker room and will demand respect from his players. Michigan players will no longer be able to take things lightly moving forward which will help them improve immediately.
Calling him the best head coach in the nation might be going a bit too far, but he definitely belongs in the conversation.
Harbaugh has to go up against head coaches like Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, who are both likely better all-around coaches at this point in time in college football. Harbaugh is going to improve over the next couple years as he gets used to the college game and recruiting tactics, and this topic can be revisited at that time.
All of that being said, this is a debate that sports fans will love to have. There is no question that points can be made in his favor, but when everything is said and done he simply isn’t the best head coach in the nation yet.
Expect to see him continue taking big steps forward as a college coach and to begin receiving more votes from other media members for being the best head coach in the nation.
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