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The hype and anticipation is finally near its end. All eyes will be on Salt Lake City Thursday night as Jim Harbaugh, a near mythical figure since taking over at Michigan, will coach his first game in maize and blue. …

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Michigan's Jehu Chesson (86) is tackled by Utah's Justin Thomas (12) as the Utes face the Wolverines in Ann Arbor, Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014.

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