The college football season is months away, but Jim Harbaugh is finding new ways to keep his squad ready for another revenge tour. With Shea Patterson leading his roster once again, the Wolverines will use their past failures to motivate them.
Last season, the Wolverines were well on their way to winning the Big Ten. However, the nightmare in Columbus happened as Michigan was downright embarrassed by Ohio State.
Urban Meyer and the Buckeyes hung 62 points on Harbaugh and the Wolverines. If that blowout loss didn't hurt the program enough, the Peach Bowl probably did the trick.
Florida won 41-15 against Michigan to finish the season, which clearly left a bitter taste in its mouth.
In order to play outstanding football next season, the Wolverines will rely on their newly-acquired shirts that Harbaugh made for his players.
“Coach Harbaugh gave us some shirts the other day with the co-Big (Ten) East champs on the front and then all the scores of the games we lost on the back,” tight end Sean McKeon said, according to The Detroit News. “I took that shirt and hung it up in the tight ends room with the scores (showing), just a reminder how the season ended. We don’t want to do that again, obviously.
The pressure is on for Michigan to win its conference in 2019 because Meyer is officially done with coaching. With Ryan Day at the helm for Ohio State, the time is now for Harbaugh to strike.
We'll see if his recent motivation tactic will get the best out of his team when the season comes around.