FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Jim Harbaugh’s approach is simple, approach every game as an “opportunity” to win and get better.
So, unlike most college football team’s during bowl season, Michigan has kept its experience of bowl events limited to mostly practice and rest.
And, well, that’s how Harbaugh likes it.
As far as he sees it anyways, bowl preparation is another chance to bond and get closer with your teammates.
“My approach is to take advantage of this tremendous opportunity you have here at the bowl to be with your teammates, to connect with your teammates,” Harbaugh said. “People talk about team bonding, team building a lot and all the different ways that you can do it. You can do it as a team as well.”
Michigan, of course, will take on Florida State in the Capital One Orange Bowl this Friday, and Harbaugh was quick to add this will be final chapter for his seniors to win against FSU.
“For many of our senior players that are going through their last game at Michigan, it’s the last time to be connected with my teammates,” Harbaugh said. “This team will never be the same team again after this ball game.”
And the torch will be pass on the underclassman, says Harbaugh.
“Young players will continue at this university the university of Michigan playing for the Wolverines,” Harbaugh said. “It’s a chance to continue and be with your teammates and build the most important relationship that you have on football team, (and that’s) with your teammates.”
No. 6 Michigan (10-2) plays against No. 11 Florida State (9-3) this Friday at 8 p.m.