Jim Harbaugh Plans to Take Michigan to Brazil or South Africa Next Spring, Wants to Play Game Overseas

By Andrew Lind on April 29, 2017 at 9:05 am

Meeting with reporters on Saturday following Michigan's last practice in Italy, head coach Jim Harbaugh said he'd like to take his team to Brazil or South Africa next spring. That is if the NCAA still allows such trips.

"We'll get together as a team and decide, but I'd really like to go to Cape Town or Johannesburg," Harbaugh said. "One of those two."

The Wolverines spent a week of spring practice in Rome, Italy. The players met the pope, visited various museums and landmarks and met with refugees, among other things.

Harbaugh, who noted one of the program's top priorities is enriching the players' overall experience as a student-athlete, hopes other school embrace opportunities such as this. Possibly even playing a game overseas.

"Wouldn't it be great to have a football game here?" Harbaugh said, standing feet away from Stadio Olimpico in Rome. "I will definitely consider that, for sure."

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