Publish Date: 11/29/2016
Fact checked by: Simon Briffa
The Michigan Wolverines dominated the Ohio State Buckeyes in Saturday’s big rivalry game. In the end, they came up on the wrong side of the scoreboard by games end. Harbaugh is known for being a whiner, and nothing is ever his or his team’s fault. When he left the 49ers, nobody on the team seemed to upset by his leaving. He lost the Super Bowl to his brother, and after the game at the post-game press conference, the first thing he did was complain about the officials.
As a College coach in any sport, you are supposed to mold the young players you coach into responsible young adults. Which to me would mean taking responsibilities for your actions and what happens to you? Let’s face it the play calling was questionable, to say the least; you have a QB playing who is apparently limited by injury, and the plays they called coming out of the shadow of their end zone were not the official’s fault. Fumbling the ball on the two going into score was not the official’s fault.
Harbaugh was right about a non-call when Ohio State cornerback Gareon Conley got away with holding the arm of Grant Perry, causing an incompletion on third-and-4 in the second overtime at the Buckeyes’ 19. This forced Michigan to settle for a field goal.
Another questionable call in the fourth-quarter was a pass interference penalty on Michigan safety Delano Hill on third-and-7 from the Ohio State 21 that call was questionable. The pass was thrown high for receiver Curtis Samuel, but in slow-motion it appears Samuel had a play on the ball until the contact.
“They did everything we asked,” Harbaugh said of his players. Really? Did he ask them to turn the ball over that much?
The refs, on the other hand, did nothing baby Harbaugh wanted, so you may ask ho did Harbaugh react? Will he threw his play script on the field and smashed his headset when he didn’t get his way, you know the typical stuff a 4-year-old does when things don’t go his way. This display was brought on by an obvious off sides call on Michigan defensive lineman Maurice Hurst. The worst part is Harbaugh’s action helped lead to a short Ohio State touchdown drive.
Harbaugh is a great football coach, but his whining gets worse every year. Did the Wolverines get the short end on some calls? Yes! Could they have overcome them by holding on to the ball? Yes! In the end, the Wolverines have nobody to blame but themselves, Coach Harbaugh, please grow up and take responsibility for your team’s loss, quit blaming others and making a general fool of yourself on the sidelines.