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WATCH: Jim Harbaugh penalized after sideline tantrum, breaks headset

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Jim Harbaugh is known for his sideline temper tantrums, and he was at it again Saturday as Michigan took on Ohio State in Columbus.

The head coach had just watched his quarterback Wilton Speight throw his second big interception of the game.

Shortly after that, he disagreed with a penalty called against his team and responded poorly, throwing his clipboard into the air and swearing profusely.

Not surprisingly, Harbaugh was called for unsportsmanlike conduct, which put the Buckeyes into scoring range. A couple of plays later, Ohio State punched in the touchdown to cut the lead to just three points, 17-14.

We’ll never know if Ohio State would have scored a touchdown if Harbaugh had not thrown his tantrum. But the eruption absolutely contributed to the swing of momentum that helped spur Ohio State to score.