Harbaugh: UM ‘will not flinch’ on street vs. Ohio St.

INDIANAPOLIS — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his gamers know that rival Ohio State is seeking to actual revenge from final season’s 42-27 loss. Buckeyes gamers have spoken publicly about how the loss remains to be on their thoughts and that they’ve the sport circled for this coming season.

However when requested at Large Ten media days about his workforce touring to Columbus, Ohio, to play the Buckeyes this season, Harbaugh was assured in his workforce and what he would see from them on the sector.

“They are not going to flinch,” Harbaugh mentioned. “There’s nothing I actually gotta educate them or present them or inform them. I imply, I do know our workforce rather well by now. They do not blink, they do not flinch and so they simply hold attacking and constructing, and that is undoubtedly our aim to win the championship once more.”

Harbaugh mentioned that his gamers have not proven any satisfaction or entitlement from the outcomes from final season and that he has seen the identical kind of player-led management he noticed final yr. Harbaugh himself is not sitting on his laurels, both, and is aware of there may be nonetheless extra that may be finished.

“[Last season] was nice,” Harbaugh mentioned. “Now let’s examine if we get all 4 objectives. Let’s beat Michigan State and Ohio State in the identical yr. Let’s win the Large Ten championship, let’s win the nationwide championship. These are our 4 objectives, and let’s go assault.”

That hasn’t stopped Harbaugh from having fun with the result of final season, and he even admitted to being happier after seeing his gamers really feel a kind of success they hadn’t felt since Harbaugh arrived at Michigan.

“I used to be strolling by means of the Detroit airport a few weeks in the past, going to baggage declare, and a man comes as much as me and says, ‘Coach Harbaugh, I simply wish to let you know how nice you’re. Nice season. Maintain it going, Coach,'” Harbaugh mentioned. “‘You look glad. You’ve gotten a giant smile in your face.’ I used to be reminded at that time what the supply of that happiness was. It is that my gamers received to essentially take pleasure in that.”

He mentioned that win towards Ohio State meant as a lot to him, this system and his gamers as one can think about. Seeing his gamers glad and the thrill that they had from profitable has translated even to the offseason.

“They get to expertise that after which they know once they return dwelling, particularly those who return to Ohio, they will stroll round city with their head excessive,” Harbaugh mentioned. “Michigan gamers, you do not have to stroll round and hearken to folks say, ‘When are you going to beat Ohio State?’ It is all that and extra.”

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