Jim Harbaugh got a supermodel’s welcome at Michigan, and some fans still hold him in that regard. But when former Wolverines wide receiver Amani Toomer looks at Harbaugh’s track record over his first three seasons, particularly his 1-5 mark versus Ohio State and Michigan State, he sees something far less attractive. “To me, that’s not a supermodel, that’s Paris Hilton. That’s somebody who’s given us nothing — but, ‘Oh, we’re going to Rome. Oh, we wear Michael Jordan shoes.’ I don’t care! I want to beat Michigan State, I want to beat Ohio State. That’s the passion that I have for the program,” Toomer told the Jamie and Stoney Show on 97.1 The Ticket. It’s the second time this month Toomer has spoken out about Harbaugh’s tenure in Ann Arbor. Last Monday he lamented the fact that Michigan is “mired in mediocrity and accepting it.” Toomer, who went 34-12-3 over his career as a Wolverine, believes the program deserves better than what Harbaugh has delivered, especially for the price of about $9 million per year. “I’m a frustrated fan. I think that what Michigan signed up for was a Nick Saban, an Urban Meyer,” Toomer said. “We signed up for somebody who was going to come in and change the culture. I mean, he had a great first year. The first two years I was excited, but last year he had his best team and they lose to Ohio State? That was a heartbreaker.” Still, Toomer turned the page, believing 2017 would be better. “And this year they lose to Ohio State embarrassingly. They lose to Michigan State, another embarrassment. I just think that we deserve better than this,” Toomer said. “He’s getting paid as one of the great coaches in college football that can make chicken soup out of chicken parts, and he’s just not doing that.
Former Wolverine Amani Toomer Likens Jim Harbaugh To Paris Hilton
CBS Detroit | Dec 21