ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Sports news outlets across the country picked up on Michigan Coach Jim Harbaugh’s (non) answer to a question from WTOL Sport Director Jordan Strack during Saturday’s post-game news conference.
The Wolverines had just lost what is arguably their most important game of the year to rival Ohio State 56-27.
Strack – “Is it a talent gap, is it a preparation gap, a coaching gap? What is the biggest difference between you and Ohio State at this point?
Harbaugh – “I’ll answer your questions, but not your insults.”
Strack – “ That wasn’t an insult, you’ve given up 118 points in two years.
Harbaugh – “ They played really good, really good.”
Strack - “That’s why I’m asking, what’s the biggest difference in the gap between you guys.”
Harbaugh – “ They played better today.”
Most of responses from national sports reporters say Strack asked a legitimate question.
Strack says he believes Harbaugh deflected from the question in order to protect himself, his players and the program.