Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh hasn't publicly endorsed a presidential candidate in the 2016 Election, but he was spotted in the stands and called out by President Barack Obama during a rally for Hillary Clinton on Monday in Ann Arbor.
Harbaugh was seated in a section of the baseball stadium behind the on-field stage, in the perfect position for the cameras and an early-speech reference to the Wolverines' undefeated football team from the President. The Michigan coach delayed his regular press conference so he could attend the rally, sending the fans into a frenzy upon his arrival.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh in the crowd during President Obama's remarks today in Ann Arbor.— Melanie Maxwell (@MelanieMaxwell) November 7, 2016
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We have @CoachJim4UM arriving at the rally for Obama at Ray Fisher stadium. @chengelispic.twitter.com/E5ZQiAxadU— David Guralnick (@DavidGuralnick) November 7, 2016
"I know you guys are feeling pretty good right now. ... 9-0. That's impressive," Obama said, via the Detroit News.
"He's focused," the President added while looking toward Harbaugh. "I need you to stay focused. Because I need you to pull off another victory this week."
Harbaugh met with the President and his wife in Washington, D.C. last year to support an initiative on student achievement and was in attendance for Obama's final State of the Union address in January as a guest of U.S. Rep. Debbie Dingell.
Michigan plays at Iowa this weekend.