The Iowa Hawkeyes have long kept a pink theme in the visitor’s locker room at Kinnick Stadium and, in advance of Saturday night’s game against Michigan, that was still the case.
However, Jim Harbaugh does not exactly shy away from changing things up and, on cue, he led Michigan personnel in overhauling the look with a distinct, maize and blue ideal.
This is peak Jim Harbaugh in so many ways, as the Wolverines have earned a reputation as forward-thinking and innovative under his tenure. It is difficult to discern how much of this was done simply to make a statement and how much was to inspire and/or galvanize his team, but Michigan enters as more than a three-touchdown favorite, making the “nobody believes in us” card very difficult to play.
Stuff like this likely has (very) little impact when it comes to what actually takes place on the field, but it is prime fodder for trash talking and that is something that Jim Harbaugh does very, very well. Now, we turn our attention to the field and the Hawkeyes will have every opportunity to throw this back in the face of the visitors with a strong performance in an effort to pull the upset.