Jim Harbaugh's Comments, Takeaways Following 2015 Michigan Spring Game

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistApril 4, 2015

ANN ARBOR, MI - APRIL 04: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during the Michigan Football Spring Game on April 4, 2015 at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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The 2015 Michigan spring game was a defensive battle that saw the Blue squad score a 7-0 victory over the Maize team. The only touchdown came when quarterback Shane Morris found wide receiver Jaron Dukes from 14 yards out in the first half.

It was the first spring showcase for new Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. While he'll be happy with the performance of the defense on both sides, the lack of efficiency from the quarterback position remains a concern at this stage.

Brent Yarina of the Big Ten Network passed along a look at the former Michigan quarterback in his usual coaching garb. Of course, the colors are different than from his days with the San Francisco 49ers:

Afterward, Harbaugh provided some of his thoughts about the current state of the team.

One player he's been particularly impressed with is defensive back Jabrill Peppers, as Matt Pargoff of Maize and Blue News noted:

Dan Murphy of ESPN pointed out Harbaugh currently views Morris as the leader in the quarterback race. It's a battle that's far from over, though:

He was a little more coy about how the offensive line is shaping up. Bleacher Report's Ben Axelrod highlighted the funny moment:

Dennis Norfleet is another player Harbaugh is high on coming out of spring. He could be very heavily involved, per Nick Baumgardner of MLive.com:

The head coach provided an interesting note about some of the play calls, via Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press:

Bleacher Report's Adam Biggers provided Harbaugh's remarks about Graham Glasgow after being suspended last month for violating probation:

Kevin McGuire of College Football Talk illustrated the impact Harbaugh had on interest in this year's spring game:

And with that, as Michigan Football states, the focus shifts toward his regular-season debut:

As always, it's hard to get overly excited about the results from a spring game. If the offense shines, that usually means the defense struggled and vice versa. It's more about seeing which players are standing out from the crowd at this stage of the offseason.

The game does carry a little extra importance for a first-year coach like Harbaugh. It's his first chance to see players in a game-like atmosphere. He seemed pleased with the overall performance, but there's plenty of work left to do.

One thing's for sure: The arrival of Harbaugh has revitalized the fanbase, and expectations surrounding Michigan football are once again on the rise.

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