MI football coach Jim Harbaugh is planning to invite former President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle as honorary captains at a U-M game this fall. "Official asks", Harbaugh told reporters Saturday, ESPN reported.
"We're making those asks, those official asks", Harbaugh said on Saturday.
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Harbaugh was in Washington last week for a congressional hearing and had a chance to meet with the Obamas and extend the invitation. He discussed closing the gap in terms of access to legal representation during the session last Wednesday.
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In only two years as MI football coach, Jim Harbaugh has turned the Wolverines into the most celebrity-friendly program in the country. He said the Wolverines are in the process of officially asking the former President and First Lady.
"Well, we're going to ask", he said. MI is a rust belt state, but it did vote Obama in his two presidential election victories. Then again, Harbaugh's magic has worked on big names before, so we shouldn't be surprised if a former president with no ties to Ann Arbor ends up at the 50-yard line of Michigan Stadium next fall. "Saw Mrs. Obama as well". "He was great. He's relaxed, working on a lot of things". He shared a lot of insights for myself, Jay (Harbaugh), John Levi.
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The Obamas wouldn't be the first high profile guests to be honorary captains at a MI home game.