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Michigan finishes No. 1 in attendance in Harbaugh’s first year

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After a few years of futility under Brady Hoke, the Michigan Wolverines have plenty to be proud of, namely being tops in attendance per game according to CBS Sports.

Michigan averaged just over 110,000 fans in attendance per game, a five percent increase from last season. Trailing them were Ohio State (107,244), Texas A&M (103,622) and even Alabama (101,112).

That’s pretty impressive, considering how the Wolverines were 5-7 (3-5 Big Ten) in 2014 and looked primed for a long rebuild despite Harbaugh’s hiring. Instead, Michigan looked like a new team under the former Stanford and San Francisco 49ers coach, going 9-3 (6-2 Big Ten) in Harbaugh’s first season and posting three consecutive shutouts at one point. If that doesn’t put butts in the seats, then I don’t know what does.

Simply put, Michigan football is back and here to stay, it seems and if Harbaugh continues to have his men play at such a high level, the Wolverines can look forward to more years of fruitful attendance.

Michigan next takes on Florida in the Citrus Bowl on New Year’s Day.

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*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports

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