Jim Harbaugh’s Michigan Wolverines will return to the College Football Playoff. The Wolverines are making their 3rd straight appearance in the Playoff.

Harbaugh’s squad will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide in the Rose Bowl. After the selections were announced, Harbaugh spoke on ESPN on the matchup.

“Just watching what I watch, I watch a lot of college football and the game yesterday. (Jalen Milroe’s) got it,” explained Harbaugh. “He’s got that “it” factor, surrounded by a lot of really superior athletes that are really well coached and know what they’re doing. I mean that’s a vital, critical combination.”

Milroe threw for 192 yards and 2 TDs against the Bulldogs on Saturday. The Tide offense outgained the Bulldogs on the ground and got more first downs as well.

“When you get guys, when you can coach players, to do what they’re supposed to do together, as a unit, and then superior athletes are doing that, I mean that’s what we think of our team. We think we’re that same type of team,” Harbaugh stated.

The Wolverines and Tide have both traditionally ran the ball well and played elite defense. The Wolverines are perfect on the season, while the Tide have only lost to the Texas Longhorns.

The teams will kick off from the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day.