Jim Harbaugh Says He Slept Through The National Championship Game
The Clemson Tigers upset the top-ranked Alabama Crimson Tide Monday night with a wild finish in the College Football Playoff National Championship game, but head Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh claims he wasn’t even watching.
Harbaugh joined the ESPN broadcast at the Kentucky-Vanderbilt basketball game Tuesday night, and when asked about Clemson’s win, he had a surprising response.
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“Well, I heard it was a great game,” the Michigan coach said. “I have it TiVo’d. I fell asleep. But I heard it was an incredible game.”
Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines were in the hunt to make the playoff for much of the 2016 season. The tail-end of their otherwise impressive run ended with a last-second loss to Ohio State in their final regular season game and another to Florida State in Orange Bowl.
Had it not been for those two heartbreaking losses, Michigan probably would have made the playoff and possibly even moved on to the National Championship. But that didn’t happen and the Michigan coach wasn’t intrigued enough to stay up for the biggest game of the college football season.