CHICAGO – Lollapalooza started Friday afternoon here, but the city got warmed up for it in the morning with Harbaughpalooza.
Jim Harbaugh's arrival at Michigan is a jolt of juice the Big Ten Conference needed, and that energy was palpable at the league's media days. There were no empty seats in the cavernous McCormick Place ballroom when the new coach of the Wolverines took the podium. And the swarm followed him out of the room and around this sprawling convention space as he made the media rounds.
"It's a head-turning hire," Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany said. "I think it was important for them to make a great hire. I think Jim is a great hire."
But as significant as the Harbaugh hire is on a grand scale – for Michigan, the conference, college football as a whole – it is every bit as significant on a personal scale. This bold step into the future for large institutions is a warm return to a happy past for the Harbaugh family.
Just the other day, Jim and his wife, Sarah, took theirRead More »from Jim Harbaugh's Michigan return is continuous stroll down memory lane