Earlier this week Colorado released a joke depth chart to poke fun at the fact that its opponent this weekend, the University of Michigan, doesn’t do depth charts.
It was moderately funny, and some fun banter ahead of the game.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh did not like it at all, however. No sir he did not.
Here’s Harbaugh, from mlive.com:
“I saw the depth chart,” he said. “I was trying to imagine how many people sat around and how many hours they worked on that. We’ve just found, I mean, when it comes to the depth chart — modern technology seems to have made the depth chart an out-dated task by about 20 years. We’ve found studying last week’s film of the opponent is the most accurate way of determining another team’s depth chart.
“There’s so much written about the team that’s on the Internet. For those of us who can or do watch the games — they’re all on television now as well — we just felt like modern technology was the most accurate way of knowing what the opponent’s depth chart is by looking at the previous week’s film. And not relying on another PR director’s assessment of what the depth chart is.”
It’s a joke, Coach. No one really cares about the depth chart. Have a Snickers, man. Take a breather. It’s football.
Source: USA Today Fan Sports Poll