Jim Harbaugh says he slept through the Clemson-Alabama national championship

Clemson knocked off No. 1 Alabama on Monday night in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. It was an instant classic capped by a historic performance from quarterback Deshaun Watson, who threw the game-clinching touchdown with just a second left on the clock.

If you didn't catch the game, you missed a thriller.

Well, at least one major college football coach, Michigan's Jim Harbaugh, did just that. Harbaugh, who made an appearance Tuesday on ESPN while in attendance at the Kentucky-Vanderbilt game, offered up a hilarious excuse for why he missed the game.

"Well, I heard it was a great game," Harbaugh said. "I have it TiVo'd. I fell asleep. But I heard it was an incredible game."

Harbaugh's Wolverines ended their regular season on a controversial note. Michigan fell 30-27 to rival Ohio State in a game that ended with a walk-off overtime touchdown run by Ohio State's Curtis Samuel. The touchdown would have never happened had OSU not been awarded a first down on a controversial spot.

Subsequently, Ohio State was awarded a spot in the College Football Playoff, ending Michigan's title hopes. The Wolverines subsequently landed in the Orange Bowl where they lost a heartbreaker to Florida State.

Whether Harbaugh actually slept through the game or not is of little importance, though it would be just like him to be throw shade on a game his team didn't play in despite a stellar season. Then again, eating steak and drinking a tall glass of milk every night can tucker a guy out.

Either way, Harbaugh's entertaining analysis is always worth a listen if not for a good chuckle. But we'll have to wait until he gets back home and catches up on his TiVo before we can get his thoughts on the national title game.

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