Jim Harbaugh refuses to be humored by Colorado's fake Michigan depth chart

Smile, Jim. Smile. (Getty)
Smile, Jim. Smile. (Getty)

Colorado’s fake Michigan depth chart was funny. This isn’t an opinion, but rather an objective fact.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh refuses to accept this fact.

Harbaugh’s team doesn’t do weekly depth charts, so in anticipation of Colorado’s Week 3 matchup with the Wolverines, CU’s sports information department made a depth chart with a bunch of character names. In a radio appearance on 97.1 FM in Detroit, Harbaugh said he had a “hard time working humor” into Michigan’s preparations.

Really. From MLive.com:

“I saw the depth chart,” he said. “I was trying to imagine how many people sat around and how many hours they worked on that. We’ve just found, I mean, when it comes to the depth chart — modern technology seems to have made the depth chart an out-dated task by about 20 years. We’ve found studying last week’s film of the opponent is the most accurate way of determining another team’s depth chart.

“There’s so much written about the team that’s on the Internet. For those of us who can or do watch the games — they’re all on television now as well — we just felt like modern technology was the most accurate way of knowing what the opponent’s depth chart is by looking at the previous week’s film. And not relying on another PR director’s assessment of what the depth chart is.”


It’s disappointing Harbaugh couldn’t (publicly) see the humor in what Colorado did. Harbaugh has shown he likes having fun with football given his jersey rotation during UM’s satellite camp tour and the massive production that was Michigan’s signing day bonanza. But yet when the fun is being provided by another team even just slightly at Michigan’s expense, Harbaugh apparently feels the need to take the unamused high ground.

That ain’t cool Jim. Lighten up.

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