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Jim Harbaugh Now Has More Losses At Michigan Than Urban Meyer Does At Ohio State

Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 26: (R-L) Head coach Urban Meyer of the Ohio State Buckeyes and Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines talk on the field prior to their game at Ohio Stadium on November 26, 2016 in Columbus, Ohio. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh has lost more games at Michigan than Urban Meyer has at Ohio State.

When an outsider first hears this stat, it might not be that impressive. But Ohio State and Michigan fans know its true value. Harbaugh is the nation's highest-paid coach, but should he be?

This stat says "no."

Urban Meyer has been at Ohio State for five years. In those five years, Meyer has a grand total of, wait for it, five losses. For those that don't want to do the math, that's one loss per year. One!

Meanwhile, Meyer's counterpart at Michigan, Jim Harbaugh, has a total of six losses in his two years at Michigan. Now, a 10-3 record in back-to-back years is nothing to scoff at--it just shows how great Urban Meyer is.

Meyer still has at least one game to be played this season, so it's possible the coach ties Harbaugh at six losses.