Harbaugh's Freddy P. Soft has his own song

Angelique S. Chengelis
The Detroit News
Jim Harbaugh

The college football world was formally introduced this week to Freddy P. Soft, an imaginary character Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has presented over the years as a way to motivate his players.

Mr. Soft, as Harbaugh described earlier this week, is a “four-inch guy that wears a cape and a hat with a plume in it. He’s just tall enough to talk right into your ear and tell you, ‘You don’t have to practice today. Why are you working so hard? … So take a break. Take a knee.

“He’s not a guy you want around. You want him to get off your shoulders fast as possible.”

Freddy P. Soft has been a hot topic of discussion on SiriusXM’s College Sports station this week. And former college coach Rick Neuheisel, who is musically inclined and a current SiriusXM College Sports Nation host, decided this week to pay a musical tribute to Freddy P. Soft.

Neuheisel sung his version of “King of the Road” and changed it to "Freddy P. Soft". Neuheisel plays the guitar on this version, as well.

Neuheisel told The News he was going for a walk before his show and was thinking about Freddy P. Soft.

“That is too good,” he said. “Freddy P. Soft – that’s got to be a song.”

And here it is: