While on 97.1 The Ticket, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh said he wasn’t aware of last week’s Michigan State apparent trolling of the Wolverines with its “Those who have stayed are already champions” graphic. The quote is a twisted version of famous Michigan coach Bo Schembechler’s slogan “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions.”
Not only did Harbaugh say Thursday morning was the first time he’s heard about Michigan State’s quote, but he didn’t deny the Spartans’ point that, since Mark Dantonio took over in 2007, every Michigan State Spartan that has stayed four years has won a Big Ten championship.
“That’s a fact,” Harbaugh said. “The truth is the truth.”
Harbaugh also again declined to share his starting QB choice. The No. 7 Wolverines begin the season at noon against Hawaii.