I don't know what Jim Harbaugh's designated headset cord guy is paid, but it's definitely not enough.
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As always, click the links/stills to open each GIF in a lightbox, and don't forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.
Because Flickr is sometimes the absolute worst, I'm posting this now instead of waiting approximately forever for Flickr to load the rest of the Honorable Mentions so I can get the direct links. (Have I mentioned Flickr's interface is awful? It is awful.) When Flickr feels like cooperating, you can view all the GIFs in this album by clicking the stills, hitting the down arrow in the lower right corner of the next page, and selecting "view all sizes."
10. Jekyll and Hydebaugh
Harbaugh's seamless transition from calmly signaling in the next play to yelling at AJ Williams—nice try, AJ—for committing a false start is both impressive and terrifying.
I wrestled over which Harbaugh GIF to put at #10 until I remembered I don't have to stay within my self-imposed constraints. So, here's the other:
Also 10. Holding ... Defense
Split-screen technology for the win.
9. Dig It
Another week, another perfectly thrown dig route that causes two defenders to run into each other.
8. Taco Sack
Willie Henry's contribution was probably unnecessary.
7. Impromptu Worm
Cornerback, safety, tiny linebacker, running back, slot receiver, wildcat quarterback, return specialist, sideline breakdancer.
6. Infinite Flow
I apologize if you're now in a trance and don't possess the ability to scroll through the rest of the post.
5. Finding A Balance
Jourdan Lewis hadn't returned a kickoff until three weeks ago.
Michigan has some athletes.
Too bad he's way too short for the NFL.
< rel="lightbox"a href="https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5709/22930159960_6fdb27443b_o.gif">All-22 view reveals he ran a great route.
3. Citizen Dang Strikes Again
NFL catch, that. Other replay angle.
2. RAGE STRIPPING
I fully expected this to be #1. As a GIF, though, I like the next one a tiny bit better, mostly because of its obvious reusability.
FRAMES OF THE GAME: WHAT EVEN
Beautiful in its simplicity. Also totally on point for this game.