The Rich Rodriguez years can now be pushed even further back in memory.
With Saturday’s 78-0 rout of Rutgers, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh improved to 16-3 as the Wolverines’ head coach. That moves him past Rodriguez, who went only 15-22 in his three seasons from 2008 to 2010.
From a winning percentage perspective, Harbaugh is at 84.2; Rodriguez won only 40.5 percent of his games.
Yes, things are definitely different in Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan is back among the nation’s elite and ranked No. 4 in the country.
Of course, Harbaugh still has a long way to go to near the school’s wins leader: Bo Schembechler, who won 194 games for the Wolverines.
But with the Rutgers win, Harbaugh is alone for No. 12 all-time in program history. Harbaugh will tie William McCauley, who coached Michigan in 1894 and 1895, with his next win.