ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Tuesday is the first day of classes at the University of Michigan, and Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh hopes his team has a confidence about it as each of its players walks along the Diag or between buildings on campus.
“Guys are on campus and they can hold their head up and attack the first day of classes, and know that they’re doing well,” Harbaugh said, three days after his team’s 63-3 win over Hawaii.
But that confidence comes with a stipulation.
“Now, you’ve got to do it again, and again the week after that,” Harbaugh said. “Our team has a chance to build and attack at the same time, going forward from this week. Each individual player has that ability. Everybody knows how they should be feeling about that, and the opportunities ahead of them. They should feel good about that. And their chances.”
Michigan (1-0) opened the season at No. 7 in the Associated Press Top 25 poll and hosts Central Florida (1-0) at noon Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The Wolverines host Colorado on Sept. 17, then open its Big Ten schedule Sept. 24 against Penn State.
“Some guys are really going to take that and run with it,” Harbaugh said. “That’s the opportunity before them, and that’s a good one.”
Rachel Lenzi covers Michigan sports for Landof10.com. You can follow her on Twitter at @RLenziAJC