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            After stating Jim Harbaugh better than Nick Saban, Colin Cowherd now admits ‘losing proposition’

            Jim Harbaugh

            Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh watches from the sideline during an NCAA college football game with Michigan Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Minneapolis. Michigan won 49-24. (AP Photo/Bruce Kluckhohn)AP

            It’s hard to defend the indefensible.

            Even Colin Cowherd has come around.

            Not long after Jim Harbaugh’s No. 13 Michigan Wolverines were stunned by rival and unranked Michigan State 27-24 on Saturday, Cowherd - a long-standing Harbaugh supporter - took to Twitter.

            “Defending Jim Harbaugh is starting to feel like a losing proposition. #SpartyParty,” Cowherd tweeted Saturday.

            On the surface this doesn’t seem like a huge leap for Cowherd, but anyone who has followed the radio personalities' career knows he has been a huge Harbaugh proponent.

            In fact, in 2018, he declared Harbaugh was better than Alabama coach Nick Saban.

            On Saturday, Rocky Lombardi threw for 323 yards, including 196 to Ricky White, and three touchdowns to help Michigan State stun No. 13 Michigan.

            The Spartans (1-1, 1-1 Big Ten) appeared to be the better team all afternoon on both sides of the ball in Mel Tucker’s debut as coach in the rivalry.

            The Wolverines (1-1, 1-1) were favored to win by more than three touchdowns. Jim Harbaugh’s team, though, never led and didn’t appear to have much energy in front of family and friends in their mostly empty stadium that holds 110,000-plus fans when there isn’t a pandemic.

            Michigan’s Joe Milton was 32 of 51 for 300 yards and ran 12 times for 59 yards. Haskins had eight carries for 56 yards and a TD while Blake Corum ran for two scores.

            The Associated Press contributed to this report.