University of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh was hugely popular as the head of the National Football League’s San Francisco 49ers, winning two Super Bowls before he was fired from his job in 2015.
He has since become hugely popular in college football and most recently won a mega-tournament in his adopted home state of Michigan.
It wasn’t a small win but rather significant in more ways than one.
Of course, the Wolverines won the highly-rated Mel Kiper Jr. NFL Draft Big Board 4/5 in Michigan on Thursday evening, a number that means a top-10 selection at the upcoming NFL Draft in Dallas.
And that will mean the likes of star quarterback Shea Patterson will be playing his home games at Michigan Stadium until 2021.
It is an exciting time for Michigan football but there was another important result on Thursday which helped make it all the more special.
Ohio State play-by-play announcer and radio commentator Ryan Day surprised everyone, including Harbaugh, when he announced that his university had beaten Michigan in the annual “Battle for the Victory Bell” at Michigan Stadium on Friday.
During the broadcast on the ESPN radio network, a live microphone picked up the comment, with fans liking it all over social media.
And when Michigan beat Ohio State in the Michigan Victory Bell game then Jim Harbaugh said this of the Ann Arbor side: “It’s not as simple as ‘the boss said… ‘the boss said…”
How about a quiet word between them now?