Michigan Jim Harbaugh Syndication: Detroit Free Press

When the Michigan Wolverines open Big Ten play this Saturday against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights, they will have head coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines for the first time in the 2023 season.

Harbaugh had been serving a school-imposed three-game suspension, but his return has Michigan fans and players alike buzzing.

2022 All-American running back Blake Corum spoke with On3 recently about Harbaugh’s return and had nothing but positive things to say.

“Definitely happy to have him back this weekend,” Corum said. “Definitely has been missed on the sideline for sure. You know, but just having him throughout my career, he’s been the best coach I could ever ask for, you know. He’s someone I would want to run through a wall for, someone that you know, I admire and listen to.

“Just a great overall human being, great coach, players’ coach. Everything a player wants, Coach Harbaugh has, and, you know, I’m blessed to call him my coach.”

Corum has been excellent for Michigan so far this season, racking up 254 yards on 37 attempts (6.9 YPC) and six rushing touchdowns, tying him for first place among Power Five running backs. He is on pace to top last season’s production, where he scored 18 touchdowns, becoming just the second Michigan running back to score 18 or more rushing touchdowns since 2004.

The Wolverines rank second in the nation behind the top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs. They open Big Ten play with Rutgers this Saturday at Noon Eastern.