“Nine years ago, Jim Harbaugh left the NFL and returned to college football with a single focus — to restore a then-struggling Michigan program. He immediately began throwing elbows and inviting controversies. He set up satellite recruiting camps. He accused the SEC of cheating. He held sleepovers at prospects’ houses. He feuded with coaches and scraped with officials. He walked around asking, ‘Who’s got it better than us?’ even when he was losing three games a year, including to Ohio State.” Harbaugh missed six games this season due to suspension. Stories like that don’t usually end in championships. But protagonists of stories aren’t usually like Jim Harbaugh. (Which may come as a relief to stories.) After season of chaos, Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh is on top of college football.

+ Michigan tops Washington to win CFP national championship.

+ The Ringer: The Legacy of This Michigan Season Will Live On Forever. (If you have friends who went to Michigan, it may live on a lot longer than that…)