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Boogers, Disneyland, And A Slumber Party: The Year In Jim Harbaugh, Part Two

This Saturday, the 2-1 Nittany Lions travel to Ann Arbor, Michigan to take on the Wolverines at 3:30 p.m. While Michigan Head Coach Jim Harbaugh turned a slipping Michigan program back into a national powerhouse, he’s also know as a quarterback guru, relentless recruiter, and a nose-picking booger-eater. Yes, Harbaugh is a good coach, but he’s also a straight up weirdo.

As if you weren’t convinced last year, we have a bonus round of peculiar things Harbaugh has done since the Lions last played the Wolverines:

In Michigan’s second game of the season against the University of Central Florida, the Wolverines were coasting to a 51-14 victory. With a minute left in the fourth quarter, Harbaugh decided to have a snack before his postgame meal. When I say snack, I mean Harbaugh thought it would be a good idea to start diggin’ for gold. That’s right — he thought it was fine to eat some boogers on ESPN like nobody would notice. Well, Jim, we caught you. What kind of 52-year-old still munches on his boogers? C’mon, man.

If a grown man picking his nose isn’t strange enough, Harbaugh also spent some time at Disneyland with Jerry Springer this summer. Why? Who knows…Harbaugh might need some adult supervision when he’s strolling through Cinderella’s castle. Maybe if we’re lucky we’ll get to see Harbaugh on an episode of Jerry Springer where he’s hit with the classic line, “You ARE the father!” Just imagine the look on his face.

Another reason Harbaugh is such a strange character is he likes to get a little ‘touchy’ with the recruits — literally. It’s confirmed that Harbaugh wrestled with 3-star defensive tackle Phillip Paea. After Paea’s visit with Harbaugh, he said, “Harbaugh was real interesting. We actually wrestled for a little bit. He’s definitely one coach you won’t find at any other school.” I’ve certainly never heard of another coach who wrestles with his recruits, but whatever floats your boat, I guess.

Speaking of Harbaugh getting touchy with recruits, he took weird to a whole new level when he slept at ex-Penn State commit Quinn Nordin’s house. If you ask me, I don’t think Jim understands the meaning of ‘Netflix and chill’…or maybe he does. Who are we to judge? I’ll leave it up to you to decide how the sleepover went.

I can’t guarantee a Penn State win this weekend, but I can guarantee you one thing: Win or lose, Jim Harbaugh will still be the weirdest man in college football.

About the Author

Chris Weigl

Chris is a junior here at Penn State studying Broadcast Journalism. The Long Island native enjoys all things Penn State and anything New York sports. If you're looking to argue whether Eli Manning is an elite QB or not, then he is your man. Also, he is an avid Alex Rodriguez enthusiast. If you're looking to slide in the DMs you can find him on Twitter @CWeigs


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