Harbaugh wants to invite Obamas to be captains

ObamaSo President Barack Obama might be an honorary captain for a Michigan home game. Michele Obama, too.

It’s getting to a point where you can’t say anything is out of the ordinary when it involves Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

ESPN reports that after spending some time with the former first family, Harbaugh said he will ask them to serve as honorary captains for a game this season.


“We’re making those asks. Official asks,” Harbaugh told reporters Saturday. “In the process of making an official ask. There’s been, ‘Hey, we’d like you to do it,’ and now we’re doing official asks.”

Short but sweet Obama visit

According to the ESPN story, Harbaugh said he spent “39 wonderful minutes” with the former president Wednesday during a visit to Washington, D.C. Jay Harbaugh, Jim’s son and running backs coach for Michigan, posted a photo of the visit on Instagram.

While fans await word from the Obamas, those announced as honorary captains for the season include: Usher, Tom Brady and Michael Jordan.

Heading back to Europe

The Wolverines, which spent their spring football season in Rome, announced they will be heading back to Europe, but this time to London, Paris and Normandy.

“We took a straw poll,” Harbaugh said on Michigan’s Rivals.com site. “Paris, Normandy and London. Rome was great … there was so much to see, but one of the things we thought about after the trip was to go to multiple places, not just stay in one place.

“There was so much to see in Rome — it was unbelievable. There is in Paris, but we’re there to see Paris, Normandy and London.”


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *