This is sure to elicit reaction of some sort from Michigan fans. Speaking on his weekly SiriusXM College Sports radio show, former Michigan head coach Brady Hoke said he would not have punted on the fateful final play against Michigan State on Saturday.
Hoke proceeded to go into further detail, explaining why he would have gone for it on fourth down with 10 seconds remaining instead.
"Personally, if we have the No. 1 defense in the nation I'm going to test those guys. You've got to play to the strength of your football team and the strength of the Michigan football team all year long has been their defense."
As The Detroit News chronicled, Hoke outlined the potential pitfalls that come with punting.
He said he was sure "Jimmy" went over what he wanted to do and how he wanted to do it but Hoke said there are too many potential breakdowns on a punt.
"No. 1, I think the one gunner to the field should have been in a little bit more and if you're going to punt it there's ways to protect it a little better," Hoke said.
While Hoke's reasoning isn't illogical, Michigan men and women probably aren't clamoring to listen to him critique Harbaugh's decision-making.