Jim Harbaugh Says He Will Ask Barack and Michelle Obama to Serve as Honorary Captains at Michigan Wolverines Game

ANN ARBOR, MI – DECEMBER 30: Jim Harbaugh speaks as he is introduced as the new Head Coach of the University of Michigan football team at the Junge Family Champions Center on December 30, 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Michigan Wolverines football coach Jim Harbaugh spent some time with former President Barack Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama earlier this week. He hopes to be getting more face time with them this fall.

Harbaugh said he will ask the Obamas to serve as honorary captains for a Wolverines home game this season.

“We’re making those asks. Official asks,” Harbaugh told reporters Saturday. “In the process of making an official ask. There’s been, ‘Hey, we’d like you to do it,’ and now we’re doing official asks.”

Harbaugh said he spent “39 wonderful minutes” with the former president Wednesday during a visit to Washington, D.C.

Harbaugh’s son Jay, who is the Wolverines’ running backs coach, posted a picture of the visit on Instagram.

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SOURCE: ESPN, The Associated Press