Championship or bust? That's not what Michigan football is chasing

 It’s been said that the 2023 season for Michigan football is ‘championship or bust,’ but that’s not the mentality inside of Schembechler Hall.

That’s not to say that the Wolverines aren’t striving for more,

 but Jim Harbaugh and his team are working towards the same goals they worked for a year ago — they just came short in the College Football Playoff.

As far as Harbaugh sees it, the goals are indeed the same — and the national championship is among them.

“Championship or bust? What does that mean?

That doesn’t mean anything to me,” Harbaugh said. “Same as we always are, the way we go into every year — our goals are to win the (Big Ten) championship,

 win the national championship, to beat Michigan State, to beat Ohio State,

 to beat Penn State. I mean, we have so many good teams that we play, so many football fights.

“I haven’t heard one football player (say), ‘It’s championship or bust.’ I know I’ve heard that media-driven slogan but that means nothing, that word bust.”

For team captain Mike Sainristil, it’s more of achieving those goals daily rather than looking towards one overarching achievement.

As Sainristil notes, this team doesn’t know what it’s like to win a national championship —

As Sainristil notes, this team doesn’t know what it’s like to win a national championship —

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