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Michigan football's pursuit of QB Shea Patterson shows Jim Harbaugh meant what he said

Free Press sports writers Nick Baumgardner, George Sipple and Shawn Windsor discuss Michigan's 31-20 loss to Ohio State on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Ann Arbor.

Jim Harbaugh doesn't always arrive at his conclusion on the spot.

Far from a knee-jerk reactionary, Harbaugh comes from the "measure twice, cut once" school. So when he brought up the notion of Michigan's need to "get stronger" multiple times after the Wolverines' season-ending loss to Ohio State, I figured there was more to this than weight training.

Physical strength. Mental strength. Talent strength. Harbaugh meant what he said.