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Jim Harbaugh says his team was outprepared, outcoached, outplayed, after Michigan's thorough beatdown in Wisconsin, Sept. 21, 2019. Orion Sang, Detroit Free Press

MADISON, Wis. — He used to prowl more than pace, a nuclear-powered stalker on the sidelines. He slammed his clipboard and tossed off his headset and howled whenever he saw injustice.

Back then, during the first couple seasons of his tenure in Ann Arbor, Jim Harbaugh channeled his mentor Bo Schembechler, along with whatever demons lay deep within, and coached as if in a controlled rage.