When Jim Harbaugh came to Michigan in late 2014, overhauling the culture was item No. 1 on the list.
The program he inherited had gone soft. Entitled. Full of bark but very little bite. Bad in big games, marginal in middling games and weak overall. Adversity always seemed to linger. One loss easily turned into two or three.
This, above all else, was the first repair job of his Michigan tenure. And during his first two seasons, the reconstruction project held up well. Michigan had back-to-back 10-win seasons. There were no back-to-back regular-season losses.