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Reggie Bush Blamed Jim Harbaugh For Michigan's Lack Of Toughness

Jim Harbaugh winces as he looks on from the sideline.

BLOOMINGTON, IN - OCTOBER 14: Jim Harbaugh the head coach of the Michigan Wolverines watches the action during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium on October 14, 2017 in Bloomington, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

This was supposed to be Michigan's big year. A Big Ten title and a possible College Football Playoff seemed possible entering the season. But things haven't gone according to plan.

First, Michigan narrowly beat Army in overtime. Then, this past Saturday, Wisconsin dominated the Wolverines en route to a 35-14 victory. Not the start Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines were hoping for.

National experts are trying to figure out what's going wrong in Ann Arbor. There's certainly offensive issues — specifically at quarterback. Others think Michigan simply isn't tough enough in games. But who's to blame for that?

Fox Sports analyst Reggie Bush thinks Harbaugh's to blame for UM's lack of toughness.

Bush has a point. When Harbaugh coached at Stanford, the Cardinal were one of the toughest teams in the nation. To this day, Stanford has maintained that tradition of toughness.

Then when Harbaugh moved to the NFL with the 49ers, that toughness helped lead the team to the Super Bowl.

So what's going on with Michigan? Talent certainly isn't the issue. But the Wolverines haven't been competitive against top-ranked teams under Harbaugh. Not to mention it's been a while since UM took down Ohio State.

The Wolverines still have a chance to turn things around this season. But they'll need to regain that tough identity Harbaugh's always been known for.