Jim Harbaugh is a magic man wherever he goes. He recruited Andrew Luck to Stanford, he made the Super Bowl with the 49ers and now he has Michigan looking like a College Football Playoff contender in his first season.
It is the Circle of Life wherever Harbaugh goes. He turns struggling teams into contenders. When asked about Michigan's recent struggles against Michigan State -- the Spartans have won six of the past seven meetings -- Harbaugh referenced The Lion King.
Jim Harbaugh strikes again, this time referencing "The Lion King," to describe MSU's recent success in rivalry. http://t.co/u3o0Y5wud9
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) October 12, 2015
To be exact, this is what Harbaugh says:
"Think about The Lion King. Simba gets hit over the head and he tells him, you know, the past can hurt. You can either run from it or embrace it and learn from it, I think is exactly what he said, so these seem like very wise words."
Sure, Harbaugh has six kids, but that is some unexpected wisdom to be quoting Simba and Rafiki like it is no big deal. And that kind of means Mark Dantonio is Scar.
Before Michigan fans celebrate, this is not the first time a Wolverines coach has made this reference. Rich Rodriguez did it too. Can you feel the love tonight?
It must be something in the water in Ann Arbor.