We may not know for weeks whether all of the Alabama and Michigan players will play in the Citrus Bowl, or if some will sit out to prepare for the NFL transition. But at least one person is completely ready and committed to giving the game 100 percent: Jim Harbaugh.
In a conference call ahead of the big bowl game, Harbaugh expressed his eagerness to play and his respect for Nick Saban’s program. Harbaugh said that Alabama has “set the bar for college football [for] the last many years.”
The Wolverines’ head coach further praised their offense and defense and pledged to start looking at the tape.
“The Alabama team is a great team. They’ve set the bar for college football the last many years….. High-powered offense, a great defense. I’ve already started to look at them.”
Harbaugh on Citrus conference call: "The Alabama team is a great team. They've set the bar for college football the last many years….. High-powered offense, a great defense. I've already started to look at them."
— angelique (@chengelis) December 8, 2019
The 2020 Citrus Bowl will be Harbaugh’s first game against Nick Saban’s Alabama team.
Harbaugh will have his eyes on a 10-3 finish – his fourth double-digit win campaign with the Wolverines. He’ll be sorely tested against any Nick Saban team, even one that may not have all of its players that day.