The Wolverine

June-July 2017

The Wolverine: Covering University of Michigan Football and Sports

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26 THE WOLVERINE JUNE/JULY 2017 BY JOHN BORTON J ack Harbaugh, the originator of "Enthusiasm Unknown To Man- kind," delivered his own version in unmistakably fervent fashion. He'd just hopped off a jet from Rome, and his 77-year-old body might have been whispering about heading home and relaxing. Forget that. It's not the Harbaugh way. He'd promised the Ufer family he'd show up to receive an award at the Bob Ufer Quarterback Club's annual banquet, and a double team by Reggie McKenzie and Dan Dierdorf in their heyday couldn't hold him back. Of course, he enjoyed as much rea- son as Michigan's players, coaches and families to reach May 1 with an ex- tra dose of energy. They'd toured one of the most historic and magnificent cities in the world, ventured into the Colosseum, walked the Spanish Steps, attended a cooking class, took in the opera, played paintball and presented the Pope with a winged helmet and maize-and-blue Michael Jordan Jump- man shoes. Plus, noted the father of Michigan's seemingly omnipresent head coach, they did so much more. "You would be so proud of the student-athletes who represented this great university in Rome for the last eight days," he told the Ufer gathering. "They are great, great, great ambas- sadors. Every place they went — the hotels, the Colosseum, everywhere we visited, with hosts and with people Postcards From ROME Jim Harbaugh takes a selfie with his daughter, Addison, and parents, Jack and Jackie, while in Rome. PHOTO COURTESY MICHIGAN FOOTBALL The Wolverines Closed Spring Ball With The Trip Of A Lifetime

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