Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh is certainly known for saying some outlandish and curious things, all while trying to revitalize a once-proud team despite a sizable amount of critics who don’t think he’ll ever be able to do it.

If that sounds a bit like Ted Lasso, the eponymous lead character in Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, then you won’t be surprised to find out that Harbaugh is a big fan of the Emmy Award-winning show.

“It’s absolutely the best show on TV,” Harbaugh told WXYZ’s Brad Galli recently. “It’s right up there with — I’d put it up there with The Rockford Files, it’s that good. It’s the best show. If you haven’t watched that show — I watch it sometimes two or three times.”

“I’d put it up there with The Rockford Files” is a pull-quote for the ages and sure to be something that teenagers today can relate to, right after asking “what is The Rockford Files?”

As for what Harbaugh loves about the show, it’s, well, hard to pinpoint exactly because he seems to just love all of it.

“Some of the — it’s just so true, it’s just so real,” “Some of the lines, the dart scene — c’mon! There’s probably 50 more. Not as good as that!”

It’s probably good to note that Harbaugh is a little biased. He and star Jason Sudeikis know one another and Sudekis has credited Harbaugh as part of the inspiration for the character.

“The wardrobe that he wears is very simple, modeled after a great guy, a great coach named Jim Harbaugh from the University of Michigan. A fella I got to meet a few years back,” Sudeikis explained.

“I remember texting him and asking him, ‘What do you wear? What do you wear to games?’ And he broke it down.”

So when you put it like that, Jim Harbaugh is basically saying he loves the TV show about the character that is modeled on him, and that makes it all feel a bit weirder. Which, to be fair, is usually how Jim Harbaugh makes things feel.

[Wolverines Wire, Brad Galli]

About Sean Keeley

Sean Keeley is the creator of the Syracuse blog Troy Nunes Is An Absolute Magician and author of 'How To Grow An Orange: The Right Way to Brainwash Your Child Into Rooting for Syracuse.' He has also written non-Syracuse-related things for SB Nation, Curbed, Neighborhoods.com, and many other outlets. He currently lives in Seattle.