Sometimes it’s fun to wonder what direction Jim Harbaugh’s life may have veered if he had not taken to football as a kid or if his father, Jack Harbaugh, was not a longtime coach, paving a career path for Jim and his brother, John.
Perhaps he’d work as a corporate executive or as a motivational speaker, skills he gets to hone daily as the coach at Michigan.
Or maybe he’d have found a job in professional wrestling.
Harbaugh sure does seem to enjoy the “sport.”
He was in attendance and full of typical Harbaugh enthusiasm this week at WWE’s "Monday Night Raw" in Detroit.
— WWE (@WWE) February 23, 2016
You may recall that former wrestling star Ric Flair participated this month in Michigan’s “Signing With the Stars,” at the invite of Harbaugh. Harbaugh and Flair have a history that dates to the coach’s time in charge of the San Francisco 49ers.
Additionally, Harbaugh remains friends with former tag-team duo Rick and Scott Steiner, who wrestled collegiately at Michigan.
Yes, Harbaugh's wrestling connections run deep.
He even pitched Michigan Stadium as a site for WrestleMania, suggesting the Big House could draw 140,000 people for such an event, in part because of the “great Canadian presence in wrestling.”
In the same December 2015 interview, Harbaugh said he’d like to serve as a wrestling referee or a cornerman.
How long until the coach gets the chance to make that happen?