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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh 'makes his own seat hot' in drive to win, Manuel says

Ann Arbor – Michigan athletic director Warde Manuel said he doesn’t have to apply any pressure on football coach Jim Harbaugh.

Manuel says Harbaugh does that to himself.

Manuel, 51, played football for the Wolverines under coach Bo Schembechler then, after suffering a career-ending injury, he changed course and moved up the ladder in athletics administration. He was athletic director at Buffalo and then Connecticut before moving into this role at Michigan in 2016.

Manuel joined Angelique S. Chengelis on The Detroit News’ “View from the Press Box” podcast this week and shared his insights and opinions on a number of college sports topics, while also revealing he is an avid cook had a catering business while working on his master’s degree at Michigan.