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Survey: If Michigan wins it all, is Jim Harbaugh the best coach in program history?

He just won his third Big Ten Championship.

2023 Big Ten Championship - Iowa v Michigan Photo by Michael Hickey/Getty Images
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Welcome to SB Nation Reacts, a survey of fans across the NCAA. Throughout the year we ask questions of the most plugged-in Michigan Wolverines fans and fans across the country. Sign up here to participate in the weekly emailed surveys.

After beating the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Championship, the Michigan Wolverines are ranked No. 1 in the country for the first time since 1997. That year was also the last time the Wolverines won the National Championship, under head coach Lloyd Carr.

Now, Michigan is locked into the College Football Playoff and will be facing the Alabama Crimson Tide in the first round. Alabama is coming off a monumental win over Georgia to earn a spot in the playoffs and is on an 11-game winning streak after losing to Texas earlier in the season.

Currently, Michigan is favored by 1.5 points per DraftKings SportsBook in the Rose Bowl, but the legacy and prowess of Alabama could make fans feel a little uncomfortable. Consecutive losses in the first round of the College Football Playoffs don’t help either.

How confident are you Michigan will beat Alabama and play in the National Championship?

Let’s say the Wolverines do get there and win it all. Jim Harbaugh would have a career record of 89-25, three straight Big Ten Championships in nine seasons, and claimed a national championship in arguably the hardest time ever to do so with the playoff format.

The only other coach in the modern era to win a National Championship is Carr. He also won or had a share of five Big Ten championships, and had a career record of 122-40 at Michigan, going 81-23 against conference opponents.

Then, of course, is the legendary Bo Schembechler who coached at Michigan for 21 seasons and won 194 games to just 48 losses in Ann Arbor. He led the Wolverines to 13 Big Ten championships, sharing eight of them in that time frame.

It’s safe to say these three are the greatest coaches in Michigan history, but where would Harbaugh rank among them if he wins it all this season?

Answer the survey below and sound off in the comments!