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Old 11-29-2016, 02:04 AM
 
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Jim Harbaugh has a long history as a whiner, so it's not surprising that he would blame Michigan's loss to Ohio State almost solely on poor officiating.

http://www.freep.com/story/sports/co...ials/94566326/

http://www.footballnation.com/conten...nes-lot/24849/

Players are coached to hold in such a manner as to impact the game. This is true at Michigan and every team. Holding calls were missed on both sides of the OSU/Michigan game.

<<Were calls missed that would’ve helped Ohio State? Yes. Curtis Samuel was held a few times. >>

Three U-M questions: No doubting the Ohio State rivalry is back

On the interference non-call that Harbaugh ranted about, the Ohio State defensive back knocked the ball away with his left hand while pivoting in front of the Michigan receiver. It's likely that no official saw the right hand of the defender on the Michigan back.

The real reasons that Michigan lost the game were turnovers and a failure in the fourth quarter and in overtime to maintain gap integrity on defense.

This article demonstrates how a coaching failure doomed the Wolverines at the end of The Game. Maintaining gap integrity is one of the most difficult aspects of coaching a defense manned by superior athletes who view themselves, perhaps rightfully, as super humans, forgetting that what works against a lesser opponent will result in failure against a team also manned by elite athletes. (Also note in the following clips how Michigan's highly touted Jabril Peppers was skunked by Buckeye runners on key plays; he's no Charles Woodson or Jack Tatum.)

Film Study: J.T. Barrett's Legs Ignited The Ohio State Offense When It Mattered Most | Eleven Warriors

It's somewhat surprising that the elitist Univ. of Michigan now employs a coach with a Trump-like ability to deny reality and pass the blame.

Big Ten football apparently does have an officiating problem, with the league functioning a a minor league source of officiating talent for the NFL. Referees now are being employed when they may have conflicts, whether consciously or not.

Big Ten looks small in not addressing officiating

Missed calls, including the following no-call, powered Penn State past Ohio State in State College this year. Urban Meyer, to his credit, didn't blame Ohio State's loss on officiating.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fRyvHUiX4wo

https://www.landof10.com/big-ten/kir...-mo-yes-its-pi

Watch here the no-call that so infuriated Harbaugh and compare with the above no-call.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS0sTxihgeE

I wonder if Harbaugh also blames players for deficiencies in coaching and for losses.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/0...n_7100556.html

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Old 11-29-2016, 07:41 AM
 
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Default Brat disrespects The Game?

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Whiner
What Harbaugh did after Michigan lost in double overtime was display the whining and immaturity of a brat whose predicament he thinks is neither of his own making nor of his team. Instead it is the result of the unfairness of a rigged system, to borrow a term from the recent political unpleasantness.


Almost everything Harbaugh said after Michigan's 30-27 defeat circled back to the officiating. Harbaugh said he was "bitterly disappointed" in the refs.


Those who believe in sportsmanship can say the same of him.>>


Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh demeaned The Game with whines about officiating: Bill Livingston (photos) | cleveland.com


Well said:


<<[Harbaugh] began his post-game news conference after losing the Super Bowl to his brother John, coach of the Baltimore Ravens, by criticizing the officiating on the last play of the game.


As in any close game, several plays could've gone the other way to change the outcome of the Ohio State-Michigan game.


The losing team's coach chose to blame the officials, setting a terrible example for his players and fans and proving how accurate the scoreboard was.>>
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Old 11-29-2016, 01:59 PM
 
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Default When you lose, blame the refs

The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein, Big Ten savant, pulls no punches in criticizing Harbaugh.

<<Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh acted like an ass after Ohio State's 30-27 double-overtime victory Saturday, going on and on and on about the officiating.

His response when you lose, blame the refs was precisely what we do not teach our kids about handling defeat. The only thing as bad as a sore winner ("millions" of illegal votes, really?) is a sore loser.>>


The Wolverine Beat: Talking Michigan-Ohio State, all that happened and what's next | MLive.com


It's pretty bad when Harbaugh shows even less contrition than Bo Pelini in similar, but likely less egregious (Harbaugh detracted from The Game, in addition to showing poor sportsmanship), circumstances.


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Nebraska's Bo Pelini got dinged the same amount for ripping officials after a game in 2013, calling an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty "a chicken(bleep) call."


Pelini apologized a day after the game, before he was reprimanded. Harbaugh, as of Monday evening, had not expressed any regret. Certainly the amount he was fined one-nine-hundredth of his 2016 salary won't send him to confessional.>>
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Old 11-29-2016, 02:05 PM
 
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I have no problem blaming the refs for most anything, what with their constant secret meetings they hold throughout the game, there in plain sight...plotting their next moves
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:00 PM
 
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Default Harbaugh's selective memory

Ohio State's controversial first down actually was made necessary by a missed face mask holding call on Michigan a few plays earlier. This actually raises the possibility that controversial first down call might have had an element of a make-up call....

Ohio State must have picked this up in film review, or J.T. Barrett suddenly remembered it. I don't remember it being mentioned by the announcers during the game, and I certainly missed it, but this missed face mask call certainly makes Harbaugh look like an incredible jerk.

<<Also keep in mind - while we're talking about preferential treatment from the officials - that this was a 4th down that never should have been allowed to happen.

That's because two plays earlier Ben Gedeon literally pulled Barrett to the ground by his facemask in clear view of the back judge, obviously a Michigan fan. That's an automatic 1st down and half the distance to the goal, stolen from Ohio State in double overtime.>>


The Situational: Salt of the Earth | Eleven Warriors
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Old 11-30-2016, 01:03 PM
 
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Originally Posted by WRnative View Post
The Chicago Tribune's Teddy Greenstein, Big Ten savant, pulls no punches in criticizing Harbaugh.

<<Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh acted like an ass after Ohio State's 30-27 double-overtime victory Saturday, going on and on and on about the officiating.

His response — when you lose, blame the refs — was precisely what we do not teach our kids about handling defeat. The only thing as bad as a sore winner ("millions" of illegal votes, really?) is a sore loser.>>


The Wolverine Beat: Talking Michigan-Ohio State, all that happened and what's next | MLive.com


It's pretty bad when Harbaugh shows even less contrition than Bo Pelini in similar, but likely less egregious (Harbaugh detracted from The Game, in addition to showing poor sportsmanship), circumstances.


<<

Nebraska's Bo Pelini got dinged the same amount for ripping officials after a game in 2013, calling an unsportsmanlike-conduct penalty "a chicken(bleep) call."


Pelini apologized a day after the game, before he was reprimanded. Harbaugh, as of Monday evening, had not expressed any regret. Certainly the amount he was fined — one-nine-hundredth of his 2016 salary — won't send him to confessional.>>
Post 3 had the wrong link to Teddy Greenstein's Chicago Tribune column.

Here's the correct link:

Big Ten needed a stronger response to Jim Harbaugh&apos;s rant - Chicago Tribune
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Old 12-01-2016, 09:00 AM
 
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I thought the spot on 4th down was accurate. Upon further review and magnifying the spot it was so close you couldn't call it an egregious spot if you determined it was a first down or just short. I thought Barrett's entire arm crossed the line then hit the Michigan defender. Forward progress equals first down?


The fact that you can go on a tirade about such a close call from a vantage point forty yards away is puzzling and then it cost Michigan the game when their heads where focused elsewhere and they overpursued on the TD run.


Harbaugh is a good coach, but he can't lose his head in that moment.


The PI calls.


I thought the one called on Michigan was the correct call. The OSU WR could not bring his arms up to attempt to catch the ball. Now, I think the catch would have been difficult and hindsight would probably say the Michigan defender was foolish interfering.


The non call on the Michigan WR was clearly a hook. I would say it is more of 50/50 call though. YOU ARE ALLOWED TO contact the WR. Were the call gets made more often than not is when the defender prevents the WR from making the catch. And even this is not the case- Do any of you remember OSU v. Penn St. final drive when the Penn St. defender put an arm bar over the OSU WR to prevent him from making the catch???? How did Meyer handle that?


I find it foolish and absurd that the Michigan faithful can see enough to petition the NCAA to look at this game and I think this has snowballed into a whiny tirade because of Harbaugh's lack of control. The 10K fine was weak IMO. I think Harbaugh made a lot of college football roll their eyes with his offseason tactics. If he's barking like he did all offseason, his excuses in season are going to fall on deaf ears.

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Old 12-01-2016, 09:25 PM
 
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I said this on Twitter after the game when I saw the blurb on the ESPN ticker. Harbaugh should shut up about the officiating because his damn QB was the real reason Michigan lost the game, non holding & PI calls be damned. IIRC, Ohio State scored 2 touchdowns in regulation: 1 was a pick six, the direct result of a Speight interception returned to the house, and the other touchdown they scored in the 3rd quarter was ANOTHER interception that Speight had that got returned deep into Michigan territory, than that tantrum cost them an extra 10 yards or so (that was really funny but you CANNOT call that, that's the only one I have a legit gripe with, but still OSU might score anyways). Then, if the 2 Speight interceptions that set up both Buckeyes touchdowns wasn't bad enough he also fumbled and turned the ball over at the Ohio State 1 yard line when they were almost certain to get a touchdown and would have definitely got 3 points. So yah sour grapes Harbaugh, too bad! Officials miss calls in every game in every sport, it happened with humans officiating, we miss calls here and there. If your damn QB can hold onto the ball at the Ohio State 1 yard you would've won even with this so called "bad officiating."


Harbaugh complains more than a toddler that got his favorite toy taken away, it's embarrassing!
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Old 12-02-2016, 10:28 PM
 
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The were some issues with the officiating in this game, and in a game this close, they probably changed the outcome, but once the game is over, there is no point publicly complaining as it just makes you look like a sore loser.

That being said, Michigan could have still beaten OSU and the officials if they didn't turn the ball over.
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Old 12-04-2016, 11:04 AM
 
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Lest we forget...

FootballNation.com | Article

Did Jim Harbaugh's Whining Ultimately Cost the 49ers a Super Bowl Championship? | Bleacher Report

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