Michigan Wolverines coach Jim Harbaugh has been named the Associated Press’ Coach of the Year for the 2021 college football season. University of Cincinnati head coach Luke Fickell was the runner-up in the voting.
College football insider Brett McMurphy reported the news via Twitter on Friday.
Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh voted AP Coach of the Year
— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) December 10, 2021
Harbaugh had a 12-1 overall record in 2021, going 8-1 in the Big Ten. They eventually would win the Big Ten championship. Michigan’s only loss was against their in-state rival Michigan State Spartans by just four points.
The Wolverines were also able to beat heated rival Ohio State for the first time under Harbaugh. This was their first win in the series since 2011. After the Big Ten Championship rout of Iowa, Michigan was named the two seed in the College Football Playoff. This is the team’s first year in the playoff.
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