Jim Harbaugh compares opening spring ball to the birth of Christ, being born

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If we've said it once, we've said it a thousand times: Jim Harbaugh's return, however lengthy or brief it may be, is a godsend for college football.

This time around, Harbaugh made headlines for something actually football related. The Wolverines opened spring ball, thereby officially beginning the pads-and-helmets portion of the Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor. The new head Wolverine celebrated this fact with a pair of quotes ripped straight from Bill Walton's playbook during a Q&A with Michigan's official website.

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It's like Thanksgiving, New Year's Day and, um, say what now? I'm not sure there's anyone else on Earth that would compare a day of install and rudimentary drills in late February to the birth of Christ and being born - but aren't we glad he's in college football?