It may be an understatement to say Jim Harbaugh’s first season as head coach of the Michigan Wolverines has been a success. Entering Saturday’s game against Penn State, Harbaugh’s team is 8-2 on the year, with losses in the season opener against Utah and later in a fluke last-second defeat to Michigan State.
This weekend, those same Spartans play in the Big Ten’s game of the week against the defending national champion Ohio State Buckeyes. A win by Michigan’s hated rivals from Ohio would set up a winner-take-all game for the Big Ten East Division next week in Ann Arbor.
That may leave some Wolverines fans feeling … conflicted.
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And while Harbaugh — deep down inside — may be rooting for the Buckeyes to knock Michigan State out of the picture, he isn’t saying so publicly:
Harbaugh asked if Bo Schembechler would root for Ohio State or Michigan State on Saturday: "He'd root what's best for Michigan."