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Jim Harbaugh Reacts To Michigan's Blowout Win vs. Notre Dame

A closeup of Michigan college football head coach Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at HighPoint.com Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

No college football coach was more in need of a big win on Saturday than Jim Harbaugh. Michigan's head coach got just that, as his Wolverines blew out No. 8 Notre Dame at home.

Michigan topped the Fighting Irish, 45-14, in a game that was never close. It's arguably the most-impressive win of the Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines' head coach came away from the game impressed with the effort by his players.

“Respect for the players, some of the recent tests and growth that’s come from that and their mindset to work and improve and also led to a great victory,” Harbaugh said postgame, per Saturday Tradition.

Michigan was coming off a close loss at Penn State. Having already lost twice this season, it would've been easy for the Wolverines to let up, especially against a tough Notre Dame team on a rainy evening in Ann Arbor.

The Wolverines dominated the Fighting Irish from the jump, though.

“Defensively, it was a great performance. We were just so fast,” Harbaugh added. “We were running so good…Don Brown called a great game, he really had it wired. Can’t say enough about that.”

Michigan improved to 6-2 on the season with the win on Saturday. The Wolverines are set to play at Maryland in Week 10.