Addressing a question about the weather forecast for Saturday's game while still sneaking in a topical NASA-related joke? These Harbaughs are good.
Byrd Stadium in College Park will almost certainly be rain-soaked on Saturday thanks to Hurricane Joaquin, which is bearing down on the East Coast of the United States. Michigan tight ends coach Jay Harbaugh -- the son of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and the nephew of Ravens coach John Harbaugh -- was asked about it and had this witty response, via the Detroit News:
“We’re kind of a weather-proof team,” he said. “I think, so it’s not something we’re really concerned about.
“We’ll play anywhere. We’ll play on the moon or Mars. They found water there, so maybe that’s our next spot.”
NASA did, in fact, confirm the presence of flowing water on Mars just this week, which means Harbaugh has time to keep up with the news while still helping junior Jake Butt blossom into one of the Big Ten's most dangerous threats at the tight end position.
No word yet on how the atmospheric conditions on Mars would affect quarterback Jake Rudock's deep ball. But you can run for three yards and a cloud of dust just about anywhere.