Michigan has had a bad week, with the Wolverines losing to Michigan State on Saturday and then figuring out on Sunday that quarterback Wilton Speight could be out for the season with fractured vertebrae.
Well, ESPN’s Paul Finebaum is now pouring on to the woes at Michigan, as Finebaum just conveniently “left” this post on Twitter comparing Jim Harbaugh’s record to that of the man he replaced: Brady Hoke.
This seems… a little misleading.
There has been some Michigan fan outrage at Harbaugh in recent days after the loss to Michigan State, but the fact is that Harbaugh still seems to have the program on the upswing from where it was before. Harbaugh had back-to-back 10-win seasons to start out his tenure, and recruiting is still up from where it was before.
Suggesting that Harbaugh may be a flash-in-the-pan like Hoke doesn’t seem accurate here, as even if Harbaugh were to have a bad season this year, Harbaugh still has his tenure at Stanford as a résumé point to prove that he can build and maintain a program worthy of contending for a title.
Patience, people. Putting coaches on the hot seat in Year 3 because they haven’t taken over the moon yet isn’t going to help any program.