Count Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh as being impressed by the Penn State home-game football atmosphere.
Harbaugh knows how impressive the Nittany Lions home crowd is going to be.
“First, it was impressive as any place I’ve ever been. Great atmosphere for football,” Harbaugh said Tuesday during a Big Ten teleconference.
Harbaugh had some fun when asked about how Michigan could possibly simulate in practice how loud it’s going to be Saturday night at Beaver Stadium.
“As far as simulating that environment, try to make loud noise during practice,” Harbaugh joked.
Harbaugh has beaten Penn State in each of his first two seasons with the Wolverines. In 2015, Michigan won at Penn State, 28-16. Last season, the Wolverines crushed Penn State, 49-10.
Nittany Lions coach James Franklin knows how important the game is for his program. Michigan would be a huge hurdle to jump as Penn State goes for a second consecutive Big Ten championship. Penn State is also competing for a College Football Playoff spot after just missing out last season.
“Bye week is over, 100% focus now on Michigan, Michigan, Michigan! Going to need all of Nittany Nation UNITED! #109kStrong #WeAre #WhiteOut,” Franklin wrote on Twitter.