Jim Harbaugh took his khaki pants, pen necklace and often eccentric personality to the University of Michigan, which means the Wolverines should stay on guard for any unexpected arrivals at practice this season.
We know from recent pictures of a shirtless Harbaugh at a football camp that he likes to jump into drills on occasion. Titans tight end Delanie Walker shared a story from his time with the 49ers that suggests he sometimes takes things a little bit further if his team needs an extra quarterback at practice.
“He dressed up in full gear and practiced the whole practice – pads, helmets, everything on. He had the whole uniform on,” Walker said, via the Tennessean. “We came out and said, ‘Who is that dude out there?’ And it was Jim Harbaugh. He had some old high top cleats on. He did pretty good. He just couldn’t throw the deep, deep pass.”
Walker predicted success for Harbaugh in Ann Arbor because young players “love to have a coach who is crazy.” Walker’s not the first to suggest Harbaugh is crazy, but it’s clear he meant it in a more positive way than former teammate Alex Boone.