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The 57-year-old was named AP coach of the year after leading the Wolverines to their first Big Ten title in 17 years and a berth in the College Football Playoff. He is also the first Big Ten coach to win it since Joe Paterno in 2005.
“It’s a tremendous reflection on the entire staff, players,” Harbaugh told AP. “Everybody shares in it. A rising tide lifts all ships.”
Harbaugh received 22 of 53 first-place votes and 103 total points, beating out Cincinnati’s Luke Fickell, who collected 16 first-place votes and 88 points.
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