We haven’t heard a lot from Jim Harbaugh recently. Michigan football has started training camp, but the normally-attention grabbing coach has remained pretty quiet.
He’ll be popping up on TV tonight, though it will be in a much different context than you normally see him.
Harbaugh will be making a cameo in the Comedy Central series Detroiters.
The series follows a pair of best friends from Detroit, played by Veep star Sam Richardson and former Saturday Night Live cast member Tim Robinson, who produce low-budget ads for local businesses.
Jim Harbaugh revealed the Detroiters cameo via Twitter, featuring a gif of him chucking his hat at a poster.
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 9, 2018
Comedy Central has shared a clip from the episode, with more Jim Harbaugh antics included.
The Michigan head coach spoke to the Detroit Free Press about his comedy turn. Apparently, he was already a fan of the show.
Harbaugh describes himself as a big fan of the show, which is made here and stars Richardson and Tim Robinson as small-time Detroit ad men.
“It was a lot of fun to do,” said Harbaugh of filming his sequence. “The guys, Sam and Tim, are really good guys. The whole set, the people couldn’t have been more of a pleasure to be around. I wish them nothing but success.”
Richardson says that the excitable Michigan coach really went for it during the episode.
“Detroiters” co-creator and star Sam Richardson told the Free Press earlier this year that Harbaugh was a great sport about the segment.
“We reached out to him and it turned out he loved the show. … He was so game and so gung ho. He came to set and was like, ‘I love you guys,’ ” said Richardson.
Harbaugh didn’t hold anything back with his performance, according to Richardson: “He took it to the nth degree.”
I’m sure the episode will provide us with some great gifs to use during Michigan games this fall.