These are three of the most absurd overreactions from the Michigan football lambasting of Minnesota on Saturday night.
The Wolverines improved from last week’s win in Lincoln by going into Minneapolis and putting 50 plus on the Gophers. The offense is working like clockwork, while the defense pulled its weight as well. Tyree Kinnel and Lavert Hill were the previous duo who scored pick-sixes against Cincinnati, the last time it happened. Michigan football has now beaten Minnesota 18 consecutive times in the twin cities.
Here are the three overreactions.
1. A new contract for Jim Harbaugh won’t end his infatuation with the NFL
We don’t know this for sure, but giving him a contract that favors him in about every way is a start. Making Harbaugh the highest-paid coach in all of football would be the smartest thing to do. Putting a clause in his contract where he can’t speak with NFL teams would be the icing on the cake to finally stop his flirtation with the pros. That makes this an argumentative overreaction.
Harbaugh still has something to prove in the big leagues, but he still has unfinished business at his alma mater. Warde Manuel or Santa Ono have to do whatever it takes to keep Harbaugh at Michigan for the rest of his coaching career. Michigan football needs him to keep beating Ohio State and winning Big Ten championships.
He hasn’t coached in the NFL for about a decade now, so he would have to get back in the groove if he decided to leave Michigan in the offseason. Winning a national championship would probably make the decision easier, but if the new contract hasn’t been signed by then, the noise will only grow louder to keep him in Ann Arbor for life.