Michigan Wolverines

Funny thing happened to Harbaugh on the way to the Forum

Presenting the pope with a Michigan football helmet and a pair of Air Jordans wasn't the only highlight in Jim Harbaugh 's trip to Rome this spring.

The jaunt went so well that you half-expected the Wolverines coach to pull out a map and show slides of his young squad sampling historical sites instead of answering the usual questions during his appearance at the Big Ten media days event Tuesday.

"The best thing I've ever done personally as a part of a football team," Harbaugh said.

"We're at the Colosseum, at the Forum, and you learn so many things along the way," he marveled a moment later. "The Colosseum has been around for 600 years, it's...

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