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Video: Jim Harbaugh Not Happy With Postgame Question About 'Talent Gap'

A closeup of Jim Harbaugh looking upset during a Michigan football game.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 26: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines leads his team against the Brigham Young Cougars at Michigan Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Wolverines defeated the Cougars 31-0. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

With today's blowout loss to Ohio State, Jim Harbaugh fell to 0-5 in the rivalry to start his Michigan tenure. He's the first coach on either side of The Game to do so.

It is no surprise that Harbaugh was a bit prickly after the game. There was one question in particular that really irked him.

At this point, it is pretty undeniable that there is a large gap between Ohio State and Michigan. The Wolverines recruit well, have invested in the program, and in bringing in Harbaugh, were thought to have made a no brainer hire.

Still, the Wolverines have just two wins in the matchup since Jim Tressel took over the Buckeyes. One of those games came during Ohio State's largely transitional 2011 season, between the Tressel and Urban Meyer tenures, when Luke Fickell served as interim head coach.

Harbaugh was asked about the nature of this difference between the two sides, and scoffed at the idea of a "coaching gap," accusing a reporter of levying "insults" with the question.

Here's video of the exchange. Harbaugh didn't appear livid, but he quickly dismissed the question and moved on.

Michigan has serious momentum entering this game. The team dominated Notre Dame, blew out rival Michigan State, and did the same to the best Indiana team in a long time.

While Ohio State was a solid favorite in Ann Arbor today, Michigan fans had to hope that the Wolverines would at least be competitive, but for the fourth time in five tries, Jim Harbaugh's team fell by double digits.


Jim Harbaugh feels insulted by question after loss to Ohio State.

— Brandon Brown (@BSB_Wolverine) November 30, 2019

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