Harbaugh pays homage to Ripken in Baltimore

Rod Beard
The Detroit News
Jim Harbaugh donned a Cal Ripken Orioles jersey at Monday's camp in Baltimore.

Baltimore — If nothing else, Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh knows how to play to a crowd.

At each of the stops on his satellite camp tour, Harbaugh has paid homage to one of the local favorites from the area.

For Monday’s stop at Patterson Park in Baltimore, Harbaugh made an easy choice, donning an orange Cal Ripken Baltimore Orioles jersey with his signature khaki pants.

It’s the latest hat tip in his whirlwind camp tour, which has included Harbaugh wearing a Hank Aaron Atlanta Braves jersey at a camp in Georgia and an Allen Iverson jersey from the Philadelphia 76ers on Sunday.

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Harbaugh also honored South Florida coach Willie Taggart — Harbaugh’s his first recruit — at a camp that both attended, and former UM quarterback Denard Robinson with a Jacksonville Jaguars jersey last week in Florida.

Already on his camp tour, Harbaugh has stirred controversy — which the idea of satellite camps have done in the past year — by going back and forth with Alabama coach Nick Saban. At Monday’s camp, Alabama offensive analyst Mike Locksley, a former interim head coach at Maryland, is expected to represent the Crimson Tide at the camp in Baltimore.

Michigan’s camp tour is expected to include almost 40 stops in 21 states during June.


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