Jim Harbaugh Called Rutgers’ Head Coach The Wrong Name

first_imgHead coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium.ANN ARBOR, MI – OCTOBER 17: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the college football game against the Michigan State Spartans at Michigan Stadium on October 17, 2015 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 27-23. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh attempted to compliment Rutgers and its football program following the Wolverines’ blowout win this afternoon.Unfortunately, Harbaugh got the name of Rutgers’ head coach wrong. Seriously.Harbaugh was trying to compliment Rutgers head coach Chris Ash, who’s been at the school since 2016. Ash is a former Ohio State defensive coordinator.The Michigan head coach, though, did not call him “Chris.” He called it something much different.“That’s a team that’s very close to breaking through and winning multiple games, consecutive games,” Harbaugh said. “Rob does a really good job with them. They’ve got a good plan offensively and a good plan defensively.”As NJ.com has noted, there is no “Rob” at Rutgers.Who the heck is Rob?There is no Rob on the Rutgers coaching staff. There is no Rob on the team’s travel roster, either. The university president’s name is Robert, but he’s about as involved with the team as the average concessionaire.It would appear that Harbaugh was referring to Rutgers head coach Chris Ash but just messed up the name. Hey, the guy is trying to win a national championship. He can’t have all the details straight.Maybe Harbaugh had Montana State head coach Rob Ash come to mind?Former Montana State coach Rob Ash. https://t.co/Ira3KjAYOl— Ralph D. Russo (@ralphDrussoAP) November 11, 2018Harbaugh did end up being very nice to Rutgers and its program.“Rutgers has a good — I thought the home fan base was really good. The team has improved. That’s a competitive football team. They did as good a job as anybody containing our running game. I was really impressed with their young backs — they run hard. The quarterback looked good, too.It was a good competitive game. I knew it would be. I knew going in, we saw the way they played Northwestern, we saw the way they played Indiana. That’s a team that’s very close to breaking through and winning multiple games, consecutive games. Rob does a really good job with them. They’ve got a good plan offensively and a good plan defensively.”Next time, just get the name right.last_img

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