While seated near a trophy filled with oranges, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was reminded of a coconut.
It was 41 years ago when Harbaugh came to the Orange Bowl as the son of a Wolverines' assistant, a trip where he saw the ocean, the beach and palm trees for the first time. Harbaugh and some of the other coaches' kids were flummoxed one day trying to get a coconut down, spending hours climbing and shaking the tree without any success.
They eventually knocked it off by throwing rocks, and smashed it open against a curb before enjoying that well-earned snack.
"One of life's memories," Harbaugh said. "Signature moment, right there."