Jim Harbaugh wants Obamas to serve as honorary Michigan captains

BOWIE, MD - JUNE 03: University of Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh led a Football Exposure Camp on June 03, 2017, at Bowie State University in Bowie, MD. (Photo by Daniel Kucin Jr./Icon Sportswire)
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Michigan Wolverines head football coach Jim Harbaugh has changed the culture in Ann Arbor over the course of the last several seasons, as the Big Ten powerhouse has remained in the limelight ever since his arrival. This time around, Harbaugh is attempting to bring in former United States president Barack Obama as an honorary captain for one of the Wolverines’ upcoming games.

“We’re making those asks,” Harbaugh said over the weekend, via ESPN. “Official asks. 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.”

Not only is Harbaugh attempting to get Barack on the field alongside his team, but also former first lady Michelle Obama as well.

“It was incredible,” Harbaugh added. “Saw Mrs. Obama as well. He was great. He was really relaxed, working on a lot of things. … Shared a lot of insights.”

The veteran head coach stated that he spent “39 wonderful minutes” with the Obama Family during his recent trip to our nation’s capital. In addition, Jay Harbaugh, Jim’s son, took to Instagram to publicize their time with the former leader of the free world.

Bringing in celebrities and other public figures as honorary Michigan captains is nothing new. The Wolverines have already hosted the likes of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and NBA legend Michael Jordan among others.

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