Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is about as odd as it gets. From his patented Khaki-laced attire on the sideline to random rap videos popping up with him in them, Harbaugh is about the weirdest football coach you’ll come across.
It’s what makes him so unique. It’s also what makes him such an intriguing interview at times.
In the lead up to his team’s Orange Bowl matchup against Florida State, Harbaugh was asked a series if bizarre questions about bikinis and beaches. The questions themselves were about as ridiculous as it gets.
And Harbaugh had absolutely no time for them.
Here’s a bit of the give and take (h/t Deadspin).
“Q. I want to get your thoughts on this because you have mentioned that the fun is in the football work and the team unity with the guys being down here with the practicing and everything, but your players are a little disappointed they haven’t seen any bikinis. I’d like to get your thoughts on that.
JIM HARBAUGH: I don’t have any thoughts on that.
Q. They would like to see some bikinis before they leave.
JIM HARBAUGH: I don’t know about that. I don’t know anything about that. I don’t know what you’re talking about.
Q. See the beach.
JIM HARBAUGH: I do not know what you’re talking about.
Q. The beach, the bikinis.
JIM HARBAUGH: Yeah. I don’t know anything about that.
Q. Not on the itinerary?
JIM HARBAUGH: Don’t know what you’re talking about.”
Whatever that was about, we’re not too sure. Obviously, Harbaugh himself wasn’t either. We’re just glad the conversation didn’t turn to Harbaugh’s own bikini-wearing habits. That’s could’ve gotten a bit awkward. Like, does he prefer wolverine striped bikinis?
The good news here is that Harbaugh actually did dissect exactly what oranges mean to him.
— Brian Chojnacki (@BroadcastingBri) December 29, 2016
Thankfully, there were no questions about whether Harbaugh eats oranges in his hypothetical wolverine bikini.
Yeah, journalism is become somewhat of a lost art these days.