Michigan football's Jim Harbaugh 'well aware' of his rivalry record: 'We're 1-4'

Tuesday, 10 October 2017, 05:57:29 PM. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh saw his record against Michigan State and Ohio State dip to 1-4 on Saturday night in Ann Arbor.
Jim Harbaugh says he doesn't need to be reminded how important rivalry games are and what his record is through five chances.  Michigan lost to Michigan State on Saturday, Harbaugh's second home loss to Mark Dantonio and fourth loss overall against both the Spartans and Ohio State.  Your thoughts?  "The record is what the record is. Well aware of what the record is," Harbaugh said Monday afternoon in Ann Arbor. "Against Michigan State and against Ohio State we're 1-4. The record against all other opponents is 23-3.  "We know what the records are. We want to win those games."    The ever-evolving conversation about how Michigan approaches its rivalry games took center stage again last week and seems to be a topic once again.  Former Michigan coach Brady Hoke was criticized for putting too much emphasis on Ohio State and not enough on Michigan State. Rich Rodriguez was criticized for not understanding the overall importance of either.  Mark Dantonio, meanwhile, uses the Michigan rivalry as something that helps define his program. Urban Meyer, of course, uses the Michigan rivalry as something that helps define his program.  Harbaugh? He says they're both important. They both have to be important.  Asked specifically if he puts any added emphasis on each game, behind closed doors, compared to others throughout the season, his answer was brief and to the point.  "Yes," he said. "We do."  The sample size isn't large and Michigan's had some tough ones so far during Harbaugh's...Read more
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