Jim Harbaugh makes no bones about it: He does things a little differently. The first-year Michigan frontman proved that again recently with the installation of "the Michigan Mile," a team-building exercise that's just like it sounds.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has the Wolverines run a mile each Monday as a way to reengage body and mind as they prepare for another week of practice and game.
"it starts the week off the way you want it," offensive lineman Kyle Kalis said Monday at Michigan's weekly news conference. "It's the first chance to compete at anything that week, really. Gets a little sweat going.
"It's not my favorite thing, I will admit, but it's definitely a good starting point for the week."
"No. 1 conditioning, No. 2, just get the lactic acid out. Good way to make the body feel better," Harbaugh said Monday. "It's good to run. I think distance running does that. You have to coordinate your whole mind and body with some distance running."
Coordinating the mind and body hasn't come easily to Michigan in recent years, but Harbaugh's programs appear to be having a desired effect.
The Wolverines are ranked for the first time since 2013. They face Maryland in College Park on Saturday night at 8 p.m. on BTN.