College Football

Harbaugh thanks Italy for hospitality during Rome trip

Jim Harbaugh stood with a megaphone, his team at his back, in front of more than a thousand spectators, some sporting maize and blue.

He thanked the Italians in attendance for their hospitality, enthusiasm and for helping Michigan's football program experience a trip of a lifetime.

"This has been the best week of practice this football team has ever had, being with you here in the great city of Rome," Harbaugh shouted into the stands of Stadio de Marmi, a facility adjacent to Stadio Olimpico in the Eternal City. "There's never been a better practice venue than this one right here. And we are lucky, lucky, lucky to be with you here.

"So now, if...