Harbaugh wears blue pants, telling Brad Galli, "You don't want to become like stale bread"

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Posted at 3:16 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 15:16:34-04

Happy Gilmore once said, "Gold jacket, Green jacket, who gives a —?"

Jim Harbaugh wears khaki-colored pants. He has for years. Saturday, he wore blue pants for Michigan's season-opening win.

Does the color of his pants matter?


But it's fun (for some) to talk about.

Harbaugh shared his reasoning with WXYZ on Monday.

"You don't want to become like stale bread, over-ripe fruit, or burnt meat," he said.

ESPN's Maria Taylor noticed Harbaugh was wearing blue pants during the win over Minnesota, but waited until the second half to say it on the broadcast. Kirk Herbstreit and Chris Fowler had fun in the moment.

Back in 2016, Harbaugh made the switch from his traditional pleated khakis to lululemon men's pants.

During our weekly 'Inside the Huddle' conversation with Harbaugh, WXYZ's Brad Galli told the coach in 2016 about the ABC pants from lululemon. He mentioned Ernie Harwell used to give his guests a gift during his radio interviews. So the following week for the TV interview, Galli brought Harbaugh some of the lululemon pants.

The rest is relatively well-known history.