The Michigan Wolverines are currently facing an NCAA investigation into allegations of a widespread illegal sign-stealing cheating effort. The scandal has already resulted in a three-game suspension for head coach Jim Harbaugh from the Big Ten, and the team has two members of their staff already. But Harbaugh thinks his team has stayed unified throughout the whole process – and he had quite a bizarre analogy to explain that unity.
During his press conference on Monday, Jim Harbaugh praised his team for their ability to stay together despite “all the noise” regarding the NCAA investigation. And he followed that up with a very strange comment about his mother’s swimwear.
“I like my locker rooms like my mother’s bathing suits: in one piece,” Harbaugh said.
Jim Harbaugh said his locker room has stayed together despite “all the noise.”
“I like my locker rooms like my mother’s bathing suits: in one piece,” he said. pic.twitter.com/9mnimr2Umo
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) November 20, 2023
It’s worth noting that this isn’t a completely original comment – he borrowed it from the hit show Ted Lasso. But it still was quite a bizarre thing to say in a press conference, and it led to a lot of reactions on social media as a result.
Babe wake up, New Harbaughism just dropped https://t.co/yad7Fm8eYW
— Michigan’s Armchair Quarterback (@ArmchairQB_UM) November 20, 2023
Why can’t you just be normal lol https://t.co/HfDFenubne
— colin stump (@colinstump07) November 20, 2023
Never stop being a weirdo Harbaugh. https://t.co/3FUWZC75m4
— Dave Grimes (@DawnoftheDave87) November 20, 2023
Do you think he spends a lot of time thinking about his mom’s bathing suit? 🤔 https://t.co/6sIFYwEhMs
— Nate C. (@1CoolNate) November 20, 2023
Happy Harbaugh Monday, everybody! https://t.co/G4eqb3mNl9
— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) November 20, 2023
— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 20, 2023
Harbaugh is prepping his team for their biggest game of the season when they take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in a rivalry showdown. However, he won’t be able to lead them on the field as he continues to serve his suspension from the Big Ten.