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Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh Says He'll Be Rooting For "Ohio State" In The National Championship Game

Ohio State will have the support of its rival during the national championship game against Oregon on Monday. 

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh made an appearance on The Rich Eisen Show Thursday afternoon. During the interview, Eisen asked the Wolverines' new leader about his rooting interests for college football's title game. 

Which team will the 51-year-old coach be cheering for? 

Ohio State - and, yes, he actually called the Buckeyes by their given name, unlike Michigan's previous head coach. 

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Perhaps this will upset some Michigan fans, but a Buckeye victory would be great for the Wolverines and the rest of the Big Ten. The better reputation the conference has, the better recruits its teams will get and the respect it gets from the College Football Playoff selection committee will improve. 

Ohio State and Oregon are set to kick off at 8:30 p.m. E.T. at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Monday. The game will be televised on ESPN.