Michigan's Jim Harbaugh wants Obamas to be honorary captains


Last year, other celebrities such as New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and basketball legend Michael Jordan served as honorary coaches.

MI head coach Jim Harbaugh is planning to invite Michelle and Barack Obama to be honorary captains this season, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Harbaugh met with Obama in Washington, D.C. this week.

Harbaugh was in the nation's capital to speak at a congressional hearing, representing Legal Services Corporation.

MI coach Jim Harbaugh said Saturday the team took a vote and has settled on possibly going to Paris, Normandy, France and London during spring practice next year.

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"We're making those asks, those official asks", Harbaugh said on Saturday. It's a company that advocates easier access to legal representation.

Is Jim Harbaugh really interested in making Michelle and Barack Obama honorary MI football captains or is there a message that goes along with this thought? "There's been, 'Hey, we'd like you to do it, ' and now we're doing official asks". He attended the then-president's State of the Union speech in January 2016 and complimented Obama's performance. "Saw Mrs. Obama as well". He was there for those "wonderful 39 minutes" as well.

Jim Harbaugh is talking up another trip to Europe for his Michigan Wolverines. He was great. He was really relaxed, working on a lot of things. A book. He shared a lot of insights.

The Obamas wouldn't be the first high profile guests to be honorary captains at a MI home game.