Jim Harbaugh might be under more pressure this year than any other coach in college football. With four years under his belt at Michigan, the time is now for him to lead the program to the College Football Playoff.
In four seasons with the Wolverines, Harbaugh owns a 38-14 record. The biggest issue for him is that he's yet to defeat the Ohio State Buckeyes during his time in Ann Arbor.
There's no denying that Harbaugh is an excellent recruiter and proven commodity. However, the Wolverines continue to fall short of their ultimate goal of winning a national title.
On Saturday, ESPN's College GameDay aired an interview between Harbaugh and Rece Davis. One of the questions he faced dealt with his lack of championship rings.
Harbaugh told Davis that Michigan hasn't won championships under him because the team had to play so many freshmen from early on.
"We played a lot of young guys through the years. I think our first year we played 11 or 12 freshman. The next year it was like 17 and the fourth year we played three. So, the reinforcements have come and the team is in a really good place right now.”
Michigan enters this season with a bunch of experience and talent. Shea Patterson decided to return for his senior season instead of leaving a year early for the NFL.
The Wolverines will be among the favorites to win the Big Ten, especially with Urban Meyer retired.
Now that Michigan has the necessary experience to make a championship run, we'll get to see if Harbaugh can prove himself right this year.