How will the Amazon series on Michigan shape perception of the program?
Last Friday, Amazon released an eight-part documentary series called All Or Nothing: The Michigan Wolverines. The series follows the 2017 Michigan football team, which would go on to an 8-5 record in Jim Harbaugh’s third season in charge. Even though it was widely known entering the season that the Wolverines had one of the country’s youngest teams, a three-game losing streak to end the season and an inability to consistently beat their main rivals has Harbaugh in the crosshairs of national pundits and UM fans alike. But as well-made documentaries often do, All Or Nothing asks viewers to empathize with its subjects — including several who are often the focus of Wolverines fans’ ridicule, such as Harbaugh himself, passing game coordinator Pep Hamilton, and quarterbacks John O’Korn, Wilton Speight, and Brandon Peters. But will the Amazon series do anything to stem the tide of criticism directed toward Harbaugh’s program? Isaiah Hole of The Michigan Insider binged all eight episodes within 24 hours of release and wrote a review of the documentary.