It’s been over a week since Michigan lost its controversial game to Ohio State, and Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh made his first public comments since his post game tirade which cost the university $10,000.
However, it still seems like he’s not willing to accept the ruling that Ohio State quarterback JT Barrett got a first down on fourth and one in double overtime. The very next play after the controversial call, Buckeye running back Curtis Samuel scored the game-winning touchdown, sealing the 30-27 win for Ohio State.
When he addressed the media, Harbaugh made it clear he and the referees “see it differently” when it comes to the decisive ruling on the fourth and one play, and left it at that.
Harbaugh on the OSU game: Well, I guess we call just call it, we see it differently, and leave it go with that.
— Rachel Lenzi (@RLenziCMG) December 4, 2016
It’s no secret Harbaugh’s post game comments on the officials were scathing beyond what he said about the play involving Barrett, as he expressed the many ways he was disappointed in the officiating.
Furthermore, Harbaugh explained to the media he wasn’t sure why it was contentious for his to share his views on the officiating, as he stood by his comments as the truth.
Harbaugh on comments, not sure why you can't tell the truth
— Mark Snyder (@Mark__Snyder) December 4, 2016
In any case, it seems that even though Harbaugh may still not be okay with how the Ohio State game ended, he is willing to move on from the events of the game.