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Jim Harbaugh Monday presser recap: MSU week

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Harbaugh is all about business, doesn’t care about rivalry trash talk

NCAA Football: Maryland at Michigan Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The No. 6 Michigan Wolverines will be taking on the No. 24 Michigan State Spartans on Saturday. A short time ago, coach Jim Harbaugh met with the media to talk about his squad and the upcoming matchup.

Harbaugh Monday Presser Recap

  • offensive line: “playing their best football”, “all five graded out at a winning level”
  • “he was our defensive player of the game” (Josh Metellus) “continues to be a solid tackler and a good coverage safety”
  • “always on alert in terms of trick plays”
  • “Very good run defense (Michigan State), very stout up front, they’ve got some hard playing guys, linebackers that are some of the best in the league. Very sound system. Do a great job of adjusting. Tremendously well coached. Have a lot of variation to their scheme.”
  • “Confident team” “enthusiastic every day, excited to get on the field and practice”
  • Said Grant Newsome is knocking coaching out of the park.
  • Doesn’t know if Rashan Gary will play this week
  • “I think we could all use a break from the cliches that have been plowed thoroughly on both sides” when asked about the MSU-Michigan rivalry
  • “He’s a top-notch player (CB David Long) in the conference, in my opinion.”
  • “He’s really progressed in all areas (TE Nick Eubanks). His blocking, his catching, his route-running. And really his understanding of the scheme.”