No matter where he’s coaching, Jim Harbaugh is always receiving criticism from the rest of the football world. This time around it didn’t even come from a Michigan rival.
The latest person to put some heat on Harbaugh is Arizona State University president Michael Crow. During an interview with 98.7 FM Arizona Sports, he threw shade at the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines.
Crow discussed a series of topics, including which opponents the Sun Devils could face in the near future. He revealed that Arizona State is in talks to play Michigan on the gridiron. Actual specifics haven’t emerged yet, but it could be a home-and-home series.
While Crow was discussing a potential matchup between Arizona State and Michigan, he made fun of Harbaugh’s record against the Ohio State Buckeyes. As most fans know by now, Harbaugh owns an 0-5 record.
Here’s what Crow had to say about Harbaugh, via 98.7 FM Arizona Sports:
“(Jim) Harbaugh, the coach at Michigan, he was the quarterback when ASU won the (1987) Rose Bowl. I would love — before whatever happens to him, since he can’t beat Ohio State, I would love to see us now take him on and beat him as coach.”
If Crow seriously wants to see his program defeat Harbaugh, he might have to speed up negotiations.
Harbaugh hasn’t shown any interest in returning to the NFL, but the reality is he’s a hot commodity and could eventually leave Ann Arbor.
In the event that Arizona State and Michigan meet in the near future, we should expect Harbaugh to have his team highly motivated.