Harbaugh in Italy? You better believe it.
Michigan announced today it will be holding a week of spring practice in Rome in April. Last year, the program held a portion of spring practice in Florida.
According to a release from the program, the Wolverines will use up three of their allotted 15 spring training sessions while in Rome. They will train at the grounds of AS Roma, a franchise in Serie A, which is the top division of Italian soccer.
"We were looking to provide our student-athletes with a great educational, cultural and international football experience," said Jim Harbaugh, U-M's J. Ira and Nicki Harris Family Head Football Coach. "I am excited that our student-athletes will be able to take advantage of this amazing educational opportunity, be exposed to another culture, and be ambassadors for the United States and the University of Michigan during our visit to Rome."
"The study abroad and international internships will better prepare our student-athletes to compete in today's global economy," added Harbaugh. "We are committed to offering our students a broad experience that will prepare these young men for life after football."
Where will Michigan go next year under Harbaugh? Antarctica? Outer space?
Only time will tell.