Allen Park – When it comes to coach Jim Harbaugh’s departure to the NFL, one sentiment comes to mind above all others from former Wolverines and current Detroit Lions offensive lineman Graham Glasgow: Gratitude.
“I felt like he did everything he wanted to do (at Michigan),” Glasgow said. “It was great for the program, it was great for establishing a really good culture there, bringing in great coaches, great position coaches that helped develop talent.” I’m just grateful. “I’m grateful it’s been there for so long.”
Glasgow, who has split his professional career between Detroit and Denver after being selected by the Lions in the 2016 draft, has maintained close ties to the program. And although he played only one season with Harbaugh, the mutual respect between the two has always been strong.
There is a lot of speculation about why Harbaugh is leaving Michigan after leading the program to a championship this season, but the prevailing belief is that he is eager to chase a Super Bowl championship, a hole on his resume that he couldn’t fill by staying in college.
Glasgow said he hasn’t contacted his former coach, but hopes everyone gets some answers when the Los Angeles Chargers hold an introductory news conference for Harbaugh. Still, the idea that he would want to become just the fourth coach to win a national championship and a Super Bowl wouldn’t surprise Glasgow in the least.
“Yeah, what are you doing, just staying where you are to cash more checks when you’ve already done everything you want?” Glasgow said. “He has always been a very motivated person. He has always set out to achieve goals and I respect that about him.