5 things we learned from Michigan football's national championship win

Michigan football did the unthinkable and won a national championship. Here are five things we learned from the Wolverines win.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh lifts up the trophy as players and coaches celebrate after their
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh lifts up the trophy as players and coaches celebrate after their / Junfu Han / USA TODAY NETWORK
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A fitting end

I don't know if Jim Harbaugh will be back. I suspect that he won't be and I have no problem with that. Harbaugh has done everything he came to Michigan to achieve. Essentially, Harbaugh achieved what Urban Meyer did for Ohio State. He got the program to the top of the Mountain.

If he does leave, Harbaugh will leave as the greatest Michigan football head coach of all time. There's no question. There's also no question in my mind that Blake Corum will go down as the greatest offensive player in Wolverines history. Nobody will supplant Charles Woodson.

But if there was a Mount Rushmore of Michigan football players, Blake Corum's face would be there. There are so many legends on this team it's hard to single any out: Kris Jenkins, Will Johnson, the entire offensive line, Mike Sainristil, Junior Colson, Roman Wilson, Colston Loveland, and so many others. They will all live on forever in the hearts of Michigan fans.

Others will say this but that's because it's true: This is the greatest Michigan football team in history. They achieved the unthinkable and made me believe that anything is possible.

Bo Schembechler's motto was that no man was more important than The Team, The Team, The Team.

Jim Harbaugh and this team embraced that idea more than any other. They loved each other. They played for each other and they put the team ahead of themselves.

It sounds simple. But when it happens, it's a beautiful thing to watch, just like it was beautiful to watch Michigan football win its first undisputed national title since 1948.


Forever, Go Blue!