The University of Michigan football program is one of the most storied in all of sports history, so it’s only right that certain people pay it certain respect. In this case, for a Big Ten Network promo hyping up the Wolverines’ game against UNLV this weekend, head coach Jim Harbaugh took a walk outside of Michigan Stadium and saluted the bronze statue of one of his predecessors, Hall of Famer Bo Schembechler.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) September 17, 2015
This works on so many levels. Not only is Harbaugh saluting the man who went 234-65-8 (143-24-3 Big Ten) in 21 years in Ann Arbor, but also the man who coached him for four years. Harbaugh played quarterback for Schembechler from 1983-1986, winning a Big Ten title his senior year before losing to Arizona State in the Rose Bowl.
Harbaugh has now been tasked with bringing Michigan back to greatness and given how much respect he has for the program, this promo suggests that in time, he will achieve that goal.
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