25. January 2013 · 2 comments · Categories: 2012

78staff You’ll be inundated with Harbaugh content over the next week and here’s some more, hopefully a little unique.

Thanks to the Dr. Sap archives, here a brief interview with then U-M assistant coach Jack Harbaugh following Michigan’s 21-17 victory over Arizona on October 7, 1978:

No, he doesn’t talk about his young sons John and Jim, but I thought it was worth sharing to get a sense for what the elder coach Harbaugh was like back in the day, and as a bonus, the backdrop of the Michigan Marching Band postgame routine :)

The pic inset (via mgoblog) is from a profile of the 1978 U-M staff and shucks, Jack kind of looks what would happen if Jim and John had a dad.

Related:  via John U Bacon:  The Harbaughs – and Their Godfather


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  1. I remember all the personal times filled with GUT-laughter with Jack and Jackie, when Jack
    was coaching here in A2. They are some of THE nicest people and best couples I have ever known. A wonderful example of pride. Michigan and familial. GO (HARBAUGH) BLUE!!

  2. Buddy Moorehouse

    I loved this – especially the band in the background. I was a freshman trombone player in the band that day, and I’m pretty sure I could pick out my sour notes during “Temptation” and “War Chant.” Keep this coming!