Jim Harbaugh talks up another European trip for Michigan Wolverines

Harbaugh has brought Tom Brady, Derek Jeter, Michael Jordan, Hank Aaron, Usher and even the Pope into the orbit of his football program, but he's not stopping there.

MI football head coach Jim Harbaugh plans to ask former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama to serve as honorary captains for a Wolverines' home game in the upcoming season, according to ESPN.

Coach Harbaugh was able to spend time with the Obamas earlier this week in his visit to Washington, D.C. His relationship with the Obamas extends back to working with Michelle Obama on different education initiatives.

Harbaugh was in the nation's capital to speak at a congressional hearing, representing Legal Services Corporation. "Official asks", Harbaugh told reporters Saturday (via ESPN). It's a company that advocates easier access to legal representation.

"We're making those asks, those official asks", Harbaugh said on Saturday.

Following the visit, Harbaugh has made a decision to invite the former first family to be honorary captains for a game at Michigan Stadium this upcoming fall. "There'd been, 'Hey we'd like you to do it?' Now the official ask". This, they claim, would make him one of many who would like to see the Obama family back in the White House. He attended the then-president's State of the Union speech in January 2016 and complimented Obama's performance.

"Rome was great, there was so much to see", he said.

"It was incredible. We had 39 wonderful minutes with President Obama".

The Obamas wouldn't be the first high profile guests to be honorary captains at a MI home game.

  • Salvatore Jensen