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Jim Harbaugh Voted 'Most Overrated' Coach In College Football In Anonymous Coaches Poll

Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh patting quarterback Shea Patterson on the head.

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 22: Head coach Jim Harbaugh celebrates a first half score with Shea Patterson #2 while playing the Nebraska Cornhuskers on September 22, 2018 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan's Jim Harbaugh was voted the most overrated college football coach.

Is Jim Harbaugh overrated as a head coach? Some fellow college football coaches apparently think so.

CBS Sports' college football writers spoke to 26 college football head coaches, and asked them for their thoughts on the most overrated and underrated coaches in college football.

Here are the results for the most overrated:

Most Overrated

Jim Harbaugh (Michigan)

13 percent

Nick Saban (Alabama)

9 percent

Lane Kiffin (Florida Atlantic)

9 percent

Lovie Smith (Illinois)

9 percent

Brian Kelly (Notre Dame)

4 percent

Tom Herman (Texas)

4 percent

Will Muschamp (South Carolina)

4 percent

Choose not to answer

48 percent

So Jim Harbaugh is leading the Most Overrated train with 13 percent of the vote. Yikes. Granted, the sample size is just 26 coaches, but that's still one-fifth of all college football coaches in the FBS. Surely it means something right?

Eh, I'm not so sure.

It's hard to argue with the results when it comes to Jim Harbaugh. Sure, the Wolverines haven't finished higher than third in their division, but the Big Ten is top-heavy. Harbaugh rejuvenated a flailing program almost overnight, and has led the Wolverines to back-to-back 10-3 seasons—including a Citrus Bowl win in 2015. Not a lot of coaches could have done that. According to CBS Sports, his "overrated" label probably has less to do with his coaching ability and more to do with his "antics," like having a sleepover with a recruit —as they lead to more time in the spotlight for Harbaugh.

You can check out the entire set of results here.

[CBS Sports]