Jim Harbaugh

Harbaugh hopes Michigan motivated from last season's slide

Jim Harbaugh has won on and off the field in his two years at Michigan, posting a pair of 10-3 seasons and generating a lot of publicity with his outside-the-box approach.

The Wolverines, though, have only managed to finish third in the Big Ten East Division those two years Only time will tell if Harbaugh's sizzling style will lead to desperately wanted championships for college football's winningest program.

With only one returning starter on defense and three positions on offense with starters coming back, Harbaugh could have a hard time leading Michigan to its first Big Ten title since 2004. The program's first national title since 1997 seems a far longer shot.