Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has been in the news a lot recently for his subtweet of Alabama coach Nick Saban, but he took a break from that long enough to conduct a satellite camp at a high school in Indianapolis.
The coach is known in a fashion sense for his khakis, but his latest style is sure to endear to Colts fans: on Wednesday, Harbaugh was sporting an Andrew Luck Colts shirt.
#Michigan Jim Harbaugh sporting Colts QB Andrew Luck's jersey at @BishopChatardHS pic.twitter.com/bigtbOrXUE— Brice Marich (@BriceMarich) June 1, 2016
#Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh throwing passes here at satellite camp at Bishop Chatard pic.twitter.com/fM8329HMwH— Steve Wiltfong (@SWiltfong247) June 1, 2016
Harbaugh certainly knows how to win over fans in Indianapolis with his shirt choice, but it also makes a lot of sense. Harbaugh recruited Luck to Stanford and was his coach for a couple of years at the school, meaning that the two have connections and making it understandable why Harbaugh would be wearing the jersey of one of his former stars at the satellite camp.
On another note, Harbaugh also used to quarterback the Colts, so it's also not a surprise that he would wear the shirt of a former team. Nicknamed "Captain Comeback," Harbaugh was the starting quarterback for the Colts for four seasons, including their magical 1995 run. During his four-year tenure in Indianapolis, Harbaugh started 46 games (playing in 53) and completed 746 of 1,230 passes (60.7%) for 8,705 yards and 49 touchdowns against 26 interceptions for a passer rating of 86.6. He made his only Pro Bowl during his time in Indy (1995) and is a member of the team's Ring of Honor.
In short, it was the perfect storm for Jim Harbaugh to wear an Andrew Luck shirt on Wednesday: he was in Indianapolis, Luck is a former player of his, and he is a former Colts quarterback. That added up to him looking pretty good out there in support of the Colts and their quarterback.