Michigan did exactly what it was supposed to do in its season opener, dismantling Western Michigan in front of its fans in Ann Arbor.
After the game was over, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh had an important message for his players. He doesn’t want them to lose sight of what’s ahead of them just because they won their season opener.
“We’re not gonna fall in love with our stuff,” Harbaugh told his players. “Keep going.”
That’s an important message from Harbaugh. We’ve seen the Wolverines come out of the gate hot just to suffer an upset loss the following weekend. Obviously, they don’t want that to happen this year.
Jim Harbaugh told the team after the game:
‘We’re not gonna fall in love with our stuff.’ Keep going.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 4, 2021
Cade McNamara led the charge for the Wolverines this afternoon, as he completed all but two of his pass attempts for 136 yards and two touchdowns. Even freshman quarterback J.J. McCarthy made an impact in the season opener, completing a 69-yard throw downfield to Daylen Baldwin for a touchdown.
The downside for the Wolverines is that star wideout Ronnie Bell left the game with a leg injury. He was later spotted in a wheelchair. Unfortunately, Harbaugh’s offense could be without its best weapon for an extended period of time.
Next Saturday’s opponent should provide a bigger challenge, as Michigan will host Washington. Kickoff for that game is at 8 p.m. ET on ABC.