Jim Harbaugh Through 24 Games

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With Michigan’s 20-10 win versus Indiana, Jim Harbaugh is now 20-4 at Michigan Head Coach. How does this compare with past Michigan Head Coaches? With National Championship Coaches?

Only Fielding Yost (24-0) and Michigan’s coach from 1897-1899, Gustave Ferbert (22-1-1), started at Michigan with better records than Jim Harbaugh. Bo Schembechler matched Harbaugh’s 20 wins in their first 24 games as Head Coach.

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Since the start of the BCS era in the 1998 season, 12 different combinations of Head Coach and School have won national championships. For instance, Nick Saban would count as two combinations, one for his title at LSU, and a second time for his titles at Alabama.

Through 24 games, Jim Harbaugh has a better record than all of them except Larry Coker (Miami) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State), who both started 24-0 at their respective schools. Like Harbaugh, Les Miles and LSU and Meyer at Florida each recorded 20 wins in their first 24 games.

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Summary

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Jim Harbaugh Wins in first 24 games: 20

Michigan Head Coach average is 18.3; Median is 19.
National Champ Head Coach average is 18.9; Median is 19.

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Jim Harbaugh Through 23 Games

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With the 14-13 loss versus Iowa, Jim Harbaugh is now 19-4 at Michigan Head Coach. How does this compare with past Michigan Head Coaches? With National Championship Coaches?

Only Fielding Yost (23-0) and Michigan’s coach from 1897-1899, Gustave Ferbert (21-1-1), started at Michigan with better records than Jim Harbaugh. Bo Schembechler and Gary Moeller matched Harbaugh’s 19 wins in their first 23 games as Head Coach.

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Since the start of the BCS era in the 1998 season, 12 different combinations of Head Coach and School have won national championships. For instance, Nick Saban would count as two combinations, one for his title at LSU, and a second time for his titles at Alabama.

Through 23 games, Jim Harbaugh has a better record than all of them except Larry Coker (Miami) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State), who both started 23-0 at their respective schools. Like Harbaugh, Les Miles and LSU and Meyer at Florida each recorded 19 wins in their first 23 games.

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Jim Harbaugh Through 22 Games

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With the 59-3 win versus Maryland, Jim Harbaugh is now 19-3 at Michigan Head Coach. How does this compare with past Michigan Head Coaches? With National Championship Coaches?

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Only Fielding Yost (22-0) and Michigan’s coach from 1897-1899, Gustave Ferbert (20-1-1), started at Michigan with better records than Jim Harbaugh.

Since the start of the BCS era in the 1998 season, 12 different combinations of Head Coach and School have won national championships. For instance, Nick Saban would count as two combinations, one for his title at LSU, and a second time for his titles at Alabama.

Through 22 games, Jim Harbaugh has a better record than all of them except Larry Coker (Miami) and Urban Meyer (Ohio State), who both started 22-0 at their respective schools.

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Jim Harbaugh Through 21 Games

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With the win versus Michigan State, Jim Harbaugh is now 18-3 at Michigan Head Coach. How does this compare with past Michigan Head Coaches? With National Championship Coaches?

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Among Michigan coache, only Fielding Yost with 21 wins and Gustave Ferbert (coach from 1897-1899) won more games in their first 21 than Jim Harbaugh.

Since the start of the BCS era in the 1998 season, 12 different combinations of Head Coach and School have won national championships. For instance, Nick Saban would count as two combinations, one for his title at LSU, and a second time for his titles at Alabama.

Through 21 games, Jim Harbaugh has a better record than all of them except Larry Coker, who started 21-0 at Miami.

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Brady Hoke Through 50 Games

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The First 50

With the 23-16 loss to Maryland, Brady Hoke has now coached 50 games for Michigan, with a record of 31-19. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 50 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 50 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 50 games: 31

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 37.8; Median is 39.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 39.3; Median is 40.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Brady Hoke Through 49 Games

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The First 49

With the 10-9 win over Northwestern, Brady Hoke has now coached 49 games for Michigan, with a record of 31-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 49 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 49 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 49 games: 31

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 37.2; Median is 38.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 38.7; Median is 40.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Brady Hoke Through 48 Games

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The First 48

With the 34-10 win over Indiana, Brady Hoke has now coached 48 games for Michigan, with a record of 30-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 48 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 48 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 48 games: 30

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 36.4; Median is 37.5.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 37.9; Median is 39.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Brady Hoke Through 47 Games

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The First 47

With the 35-11 loss to Michigan State, Brady Hoke has now coached 47 games for Michigan, with a record of 29-18. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 47 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 47 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 47 games: 29

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 35.7; Median is 37.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 37.1; Median is 38.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Brady Hoke Through 46 Games

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The First 46

With the 18-13 win over Penn State, Brady Hoke has now coached 46 games for Michigan, with a record of 29-17. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 46 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 46 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

Trend 46W PSU
Brady Hoke Wins in first 46 games: 29

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 34.8; Median is 36.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 36.4; Median is 37.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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Brady Hoke Through 45 Games

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The First 45

With the 26-24 loss to Rutgers, Brady Hoke has now coached 45 games for Michigan, with a record of 28-17. How does this compare with Michigan football coaches who have coached at least 45 games for the maize and blue?

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Ties are counted as 0.5 win.

Arguments can be made all day that Brady Hoke should win more (or should win less) but hasn’t because of strength of schedule, talent inherited on the roster, coaching of that talent, ability to recruit and develop young talent, coulda/woulda/shoulda had another win/loss if it weren’t for a crazy play or bounce of the ball, desire to wear a headset, and so forth. The bottom line is that the same arguments could be made for most if not all of the head coaches in Michigan history who have coached at least 45 games.

National Championship Comparison

Comparing Hoke’s wins versus coaches who have won National Championships in the BCS era:
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Summary

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Brady Hoke Wins in first 45 games: 28

  • Michigan Head Coach average is 34.1; Median is 35.
  • National Champ Head Coach average is 35.6; Median is 36.

The U of M data presented here were obtained in large part from the Bentley Library and its online information.

The information presented here for the national championship coaches was obtained from the football websites of the individual schools.

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