COLLEGE PARK -- John Harbaugh and Jim Harbaugh have been on opposite sidelines as coaches in the Super Bowl. On Saturday in College Park, they were on the same sideline as John visited Jim as the latter coached his Michigan Wolverines to a 28-0 win over Maryland at Byrd Stadium.
The Ravens head coach was wearing all Michigan blue and yellow, including a jacket and hat with a signature "M" emblazoned on them.
"I hope people understand [the reason for wearing Michigan gear]. We love Maryland and big fans of the Terps all the time but this is family. Grandpa always told us that the most important thing in life is family," the Ravens coach told CSN's Lou Holder during an interview on the sidelines Saturday.
"Just wanted Jim work is a special thing."
And Harbaugh did good work, especially in the second half when the floodgates opened and a 6-0 Michigan halftime lead turned into a 28-0 victory. It was the second straight shutout for the Michigan defense, the first time that had happened for the program since 2000.
"It's an honor to be on the sideline with him. I think everybody felt that way," Michigan's coach said.
"He is a longtime friend with a lot of our coaches. He gave really good input during the game. He is somebody I love, obviously, and am proud of. It was really great to have him here at the ballgame. I think it's cool for our players. They really liked it. The players talked to him after in the locker room. It is good to have him get to know our team."