Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh Hilariously Compares JJ McCarthy To Andrew Luck

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh has been known to say some pretty outlandish stuff. But, comparing Andrew Luck to JJ McCarthy may take the cake as the single most outlandish thing he’s ever said, and that’s saying something.

After all, this is a guy that said he won’t eat chicken because it’s a ‘nervous bird’. He’s truly one of the oddballs of college football.

Harbaugh is currently serving a school-imposed three game suspension stemming from

The former 49ers head coach truly made a name for himself as the head coach of the Stanford Cardinal, a position he served in from 2007-2010. There, Harbaugh turned around the decrepit program into a national title contender. And, a big reason for that was the play of quarterback Andrew Luck.

As soon as the son of former NFL quarterback Oliver Luck took the field at Stanford, he was deemed a number one pick. He ended up going number one overall in the 2012 NFL Draft to the Indianapolis Colts and was an instant star before a shocking retirement at age 29 in 2019.

Meanwhile, JJ McCarthy is Jim Harbaugh’s current quarterback at Michigan. Make no mistake, JJ McCarthy is a talented player. The former top-50 recruit led the Wolverines to an undefeated season last year, and has gotten off to a hot start this year. He’s thrown for 558 yards and 5 touchdowns with no interceptions. The Illinois native has completed 87.5% of his passes through the first two games against East Carolina and UNLV.

Those are impressive numbers, without a doubt. But, come on, no one is comparing JJ McCarthy, who has some limitations as a passer, is certainly not Andrew Luck. No one in their right mind would make that comparison. Except Jim Harbaugh, that is.

Nobody believes that, Jim. McCarthy is having a great year, could maybe even win the Heisman if Michigan once again goes undefeated, but he’s no Andrew Luck

The Wolverines are back in action against the mighty Bowling Green Falcons as they end a brutal stretch and non-conference games.