ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Jim Harbaugh now faces something he has never encountered in his college career.
After a startling 14-10 upset loss to “Little Brother” Michigan State, a bit of the veneer has been stripped bare from the Harbaugh myth here at Michigan.
He’s still a great coach. We know that. We’ve been hit over the head with it. But the bottom line is starting to loom bigger than the robust Spartan defense that shut down the punchless Wolverine offense Saturday night.
Coach Khaki is 1-4 against his alma mater’s two biggest rivals. If it hasn’t already, that will soon become an issue.
So will this unsavory nugget: Harbaugh is 13-3 at home halfway through his third season. All three losses are to the hated Buckeyes and Spartans.
As much as they love Harbaugh here, they hate Ohio State more. He is 0-2 against the Buckeyes. Since Harbaugh took the job three years ago, Mark Dantonio has beaten Michigan twice himself and taken the Spartans to the College Football Playoff.
“It’s up there,” Coach D said of the win, raising his hand as high as it would reach. “Way up there.”
Halfway through that Year 3, Harbaugh has a pair of third-place finishes in the Big Ten East and growing uncertainty.
Judging by Saturday, Harbaugh probably won’t win a Big Ten title until
Article source: https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/news/michigan-state-at-michigan-score-spartans-upset-is-harbaugh-latest-rivalry-loss/
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