Harbaugh, Brady tied by Michigan roots

Harbaugh, Brady tied by Michigan roots
December 13, 2012, 12:15 pm
Share This Post

Jim Harbaugh played at Michigan from 1982-1986, while Tom Brady donned the maize and blue from 1995-1999. (USA TODAY IMAGES)

Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider

FOXBORO - The University of Michigan was never quite "Quarterback U", but the Wolverines produced a chain of NFL quarterbacks through the 1980s and '90s that began with Jim Harbaugh and ended with Tom Brady.

The two ends of that chain don't know each other too well, however.

I asked Brady on Wednesday how often he'd interacted with the 49ers coach who'll try to stop Brady this weekend.

"He used to have a golf tournament every summer (when I was at Michigan)," said Brady. "He'd come back and it was a big deal. The guys all got excited when he was around. I didn't get too many chances to talk to him. I was just one of the plebes."