Jim Harbaugh quotes Shakespeare in Michigan football national title celebration

Michigan football celebrated its national championship on Saturday night and Jim Harbaugh was in his element.

Michigan fans rush an old fire truck to shake hands with Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh
Michigan fans rush an old fire truck to shake hands with Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh / Eric Seals / USA TODAY NETWORK

it was a great day to be a Michigan Wolverine on Saturday. Truth to be told, there have been a lot of great days since Michigan football captured the College Football Playoff National Championship.

The 15-0 season by Michigan football was historic and on Saturday, Jim Harbaugh and the boys took in a parade through the streets of Ann Arbor before winding up at the Crisler Center for a national championship celebration.

All of the guys took their turns talking and they all got huge ovations. Michigan football fans chanted "one more year" at J.J. McCarthy just like they did when the Wolverines arrived back from Houston on Tuesday following their win over Washington on Monday night.

One of the biggest cheers came when athletic director Ware Manuel was speaking. The Michigan Athletic Director announced to the crowd that he was working on getting Jim Harbaugh a new contract, which led to a thunderous roar from the crowd.

Yet, the best was saved for Jim Harbaugh who was in his element during his speech. He quoted Fielding Yost, Bo Schembechler and even William Shakespeare in his speech about the Wolverines first undisputed national championship since 1948.

J.J. McCarthy didn't comment on his future. However, he said whatever happens, "Michigan will always be in my heart."

As far as McCarthy, he has until Monday, January 15th, to announce his decision. So we'll have an idea about his future in the next couple of days one way or another. Harbaugh is under any timeline. There was a report that he could talk to the Chargers.

But Harbaugh may return too. It's clear that he loves Michigan and that Michigan loves him. Would he really leave that to chase a Super Bowl? If the goal is that important to him, then he deserves that opportunity.

I wouldn't be surprised and whatever Jim decides to do, he's got my full support. Like I said last week, no matter what he does, every Michigan football fan owes him a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid. Ever.


Harbaugh is the ultimate Michigan man.