Michigan president says Jim Harbaugh 'not on the hot seat'

Posted at 8:07 PM, Sep 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-06 07:45:46-04

Jim Harbaugh is "not on the hot seat."

Not, at least, to the man who runs his workplace.

University of Michigan president Dr. Mark Schlissel was asked about his football coach at a Detroit Economic Club lunch on Wednesday.

"He's not on the hot seat. He's under contract for four more years," Schlissel said.

Michigan opened the season with a 24-17 loss at Notre Dame on Saturday. The Wolverines are on a four-game losing streak that goes back to last season.

On Monday, Harbaugh talked with WSYM about the program's 17-game road losing streak to ranked opponents, and the opportunity to bounce back from a loss.

"I don't know that statistic. I feel like we've won some big games on the road. But what we focus on is the next game. That's what we're up and at it doing," Harbaugh said. 

When asked if he thinks Michigan can still get to the level he wants to the program to be, he responded with two words.

"I do."