Jim Harbaugh’s time as the head coach at Michigan should be over. We have officially reached a point where the former Wolverine alum and current coach shouldn’t even be allowed back in Ann Arbor — at least not for awhile.
What we saw from Michigan (1-3) on Saturday night was nothing short of embarrassing.
Wisconsin is a quality opponent, but the 49-11 beatdown the Wolverines took is unacceptable. From start to finish, it was another performance that leaves people scratching their heads. Sure, the Badgers were favored by 4.5 points. But a 38-point loss is next level.
Wisconsin had not played since Oct. 23. The starting quarterback, Graham Mertz, was questionable to play because of COVID-19 protocols and the fact that he had not practiced in weeks. None of that mattered — they handled Harbaugh’s squad with ease.
The Badgers were able to rack up 468 yards of total offense, with a whopping 341 of those yards coming on the ground. They converted 8-of-13 third-down attempts (61.5 percent) and held onto the ball for 40 minutes and 15 seconds.
Michigan, on the other hand, couldn’t get anything going offensively. Only 219 total yards — with only 47 on the ground. They didn’t even hold onto the football for 20 minutes, and they only converted 27.3 percent of the third-down attempts.
Plus there were those two ugly interceptions from quarterback Joe Milton.
It was bad all the way around.
Harbaugh can’t beat Ohio State. He can’t beat Michigan State as consistently as he should. He can’t win bowl games, and he can’t compete for a College Football Playoff spot when it matters. Add in the embarrassing losses recently, and there’s no way he should be kept around.
Oh, he’ll probably get to stay because he’s a “Michigan man” and has a massive buyout, but fans deserve better. College football deserves better.
At least OutKick owner Clay Travis agrees.
Does Harbaugh even finish the season? This is embarrassing for Michigan football.
— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) November 15, 2020
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