Jim Harbaugh

University of Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has gotten his fair share of flack from the media. I mean, look at the guy, he’s the most stereotypical dad in college football. But for what it’s worth, coach Harbaugh has done a fair job over in Ann Arbor.

He has also contributed a plethora of quotes from his weekly press conferences that are GOLDEN — or maize?

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Nov. 9, 2015 | Bird Watching and the Gist of an NFL Quarterback

You said Jake has made a jump. When did you detect that? You said even after the Minnesota game you thought he was playing a terrific game.

[su_quote]Yeah, I just…just watching him with my own eyes, my own opinion. I don’t know what to compare it to or what analogy you could make, but I would compare it to when you see some of the birdwatchers that can tell what kind of bird it is and the species, etc. by the way it moves. I think they call it the gist of a bird. Just to my own eye, the gist of an NFL quarterback or not. After this game we’re seeing Jake that way.[/su_quote]

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Nov. 2, 2015 | Top 4 Natural Steroids

Harbaugh was asked by a listener during the coach’s weekly radio show how a parent could get their young son in position to be a 6-foot-5 college quarterback.

[su_quote]I truly believe the No. 1 natural steroid is sleep, and the No. 2 natural steroid is milk, whole milk. Three would be water. Four would be steak. (Steak) … it goes with everything.[/su_quote]
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Oct. 26, 2015 | Worms With Machine Guns

You probably don’t want to linger on what happened a week and a half ago, but have you gotten any clarification from the Big Ten on the Joe Bolden ejection that you can share with us?

[su_quote]No, nothing I can share and just as a point of reference, not into the if-this if-that type of scenarios. If worms had machine guns then birds wouldn’t be scared of them. We’re looking to define our season over the next number of games that we play.[/su_quote]

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Oct. 19, 2015 | Ernest Hemingway

We’ve seen Harbaugh turn to “The Old Man and the Sea” after the 2014 NFC Championship in what was probably the most awkward interview exchange of the 2013-14 NFL season. After another heartbreaking loss, this time in unfathomable fashion to Michigan State, Harbaugh returned to the same mantra on the coach’s weekly radio show.

[su_quote]We don’t look at it like we’re devastated or we’re heartbroken or that we’re defeated. We’ll come back and make darn sure it doesn’t happen again, that’s what we’ll work for. A man can be destroyed, but he can’t be defeated. … That’s Ernest Hemingway.[/su_quote]
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All press conference transcriptions from MGoBlog.com. All Coach’s Show quotes from MLive.com.