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On to our next subject. You may have noticed the parade of visitors this week to see Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh in Ann Arbor.
QBs Jameis Winston (FSU) & Bryce Petty (Baylor) are preparing for the NFL Combine at Schembechler Hall. pic.twitter.com/2ICM9XMVrc— Michigan Football (@umichfootball) February 17, 2015
Then, Ndamukong Suh rolled through Schembechler Hall Thursday, wearing zebra pants, to chat it up with Harbaugh -- and we can only assume to gain wisdom about his upcoming NFL free-agency situation.
Is this brilliant marketing by the Wolverines or just an indication of Harbaugh's natural magnetism? It got us thinking, who's next to visit Harbaugh. Our best guesses:
1. Cardale Jones, Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett
No problems here; after all, you've gotta keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Harbaugh would welcome a visit from the Ohio State triumvirate. And what aspiring quarterback wouldn't enjoy a relaxing afternoon with Andrew Luck's former college coach? Harbaugh, as a pro QB, battled through broken ribs, shoulder, groin and finger injuries, so, no doubt, he could counsel Barrett and Miller on their rehab plans. Just one catch: Urban Meyer can't come inside. And Miller, if he liked what he saw in Ann Arbor, would be welcome to stick around until, say, December.
2. Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
You know it's only a matter of time. Brady, as a Michigan Man 13 years behind Harbaugh in school, surely wishes -- like Winston -- that Harbaugh could have coached him. Well, Brady could live the dream for a few days in March, even reuniting with old pal John Harbaugh, who will speak at the Michigan Spring Football Clinic on March 13. The Baltimore Ravens' coach is sure to go over the basics of receiver eligibility and could use Brady as a prop in the exercise. That is, if his supermodel wife lets him out of her clutches for a few hours this offseason. Brady could even bring his Super Bowl rings for the Michigan coach to admire.
3. Ashley Judd, Jennifer Lawrence and Tom Crean
Harbaugh has been a fixture at Crisler Arena this winter, supporting the Wolverines on the basketball court, even hanging out in the student section. His passion is legendary, so we figure if anyone can unite Judd, a Kentucky fanatic, and Louisville fan Lawrence, it's Harbaugh. They could all get together to eat pizza, talk fashion and get behind Michigan on the hardwood. Harbaugh's brother-in-law, Indiana coach Tom Crean, who's been hanging out with Bill Belichick, could join the party. Crean might be an even tougher nut to crack, but if anyone can get to him, it's Harbaugh.
4. The cable-TV Rob Lowes
There's no one better than Harbaugh to cure the ills of Overly Paranoid Rob Lowe, Super Creepy Rob Lowe and Peaked in High School Rob Lowe. Look, no one's perfect. Not even Harbaugh. Sure, he's never been sick, but he's lost a few football games, and he could coach Lowe's alter egos back into top form in short time. What football coach hasn't drilled through cheese in search of a listening device. And every former star athlete has displayed his trophies past their expiration dates. Harbaugh, who played Screech's cousin on an episode of "Saved by the Bell," would definitely hit it off with these guys.
5. Chris Christie and Hillary Clinton
Primary season for 2016 is right around the corner. Harbaugh has dabbled in presidential politics and owns an approval rating in Michigan that makes him the envy of any candidate. He's reportedly a Republican, but his endorsement might mean enough to lure contenders on both sides of the aisle to visit Gerald Ford's old stomping grounds on a campaign swing through the Big Ten country.
Other potential visitors include Chuck Norris, whom Harbaugh could mentor on toughness; Lorne Michaels, in search of ideas for the 50th anniversary of SNL; A-Rod, looking for advice on his public image and Richard Sherman, needing parenting advice and the cure for a Super Bowl hangover.