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These Jim Harbaugh Stats Following Michigan's Loss Are Brutal

Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines shouts during the game against the Penn State Nittany Lions.

Wisconsin embarrassed Michigan on Saturday. And perhaps no one is taking more heat for the loss than Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh.

Year after year, Michigan is highly ranked in the preseason polls. At least one national expert predicts UM will win the Big Ten. Some even predicted the Wolverines would make the College Football Playoff this season.

But, just as they did on Saturday, Michigan typically disappoints and underwhelms. Now, people are calling out Harbaugh for his team's performance.

The Wolverines have struggled over the past few years in big games with Harbaugh as head coach. The numbers prove it.

The alarming issue is Michigan's latest blowout losses to ranked opponents. In its last three game versus ranked teams (dating back to the 2018 season), UM is 0-3. The average margin of those three losses is over 23 points. So not only are the Wolverines losing, they're getting blown out.

It's also shocking to see Harbaugh's record when Michigan is an underdog. During his time with Stanford, Harbaugh led the Cardinal to several big-time upsets.

But whatever worked at Stanford hasn't translated to success at Michigan.

The schedule doesn't get any easier for the Wolverines. They still have games against No. 18 Iowa, No. 13 Penn State, No. 7 Notre Dame and No. 6 Ohio State, among others.

Will Harbaugh be able to turn this team around?