Inside the Huddle with Jim Harbaugh: how he celebrated latest win with his kids, Jourdan Lewis catch

Posted at 7:03 PM, Oct 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-04 13:48:20-04

Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight said Saturday's win over Wisconsin produced the loudest celebration he's ever heard inside the Wolverines locker room.

Jim Harbaugh told Brad Galli the reason for that hoopla, when the two sat down for their weekly 'Inside the Huddle' conversation.'

"It was emotional on a lot of levels. Emotions high and then emotions low," Harbaugh said. "Winning a hard-fought game. They dug deep, didn't flinch, and they got a hard-fought win. Hardly any feeling better than that in football."

Michigan's head coach spent a long time Monday talking about Grant Newsome, the starting tackle lost to a season-ending knee injury.

Harbaugh said he's the kind of kid he'd be proud to call his own son.

"It just saddens you. It sickens you. What we feel for Grant, to players, he's like a brother. He's fine a character person who's ever come through the University of Michigan."

Air Jourdan

The play that sealed the win was the interception from Jourdan Lewis. Harbaugh said it was one of the highs of the game.

"Jourdan Lewis making that kind of play, that kind of athletic play, Michael Jordan would be proud, the way he hung in the air," he said.

"It's something Jourdan will remember the rest of his life. I'll remember it until they throw dirt over top of me. It was that kind of thrilling play."

Turn the beat around

Michigan beat a Top-10 team for the first time since 2008. Harbaugh was well aware of that feat, but dispelled the common question about his work.

So how has the Wolverines head coach turned the program around so quickly?

"He doesn't," Harbaugh laughed. "No. You make that sound individual, like it's an individual accomplishment.