Inside the Huddle with Jim Harbaugh: Reflecting on Arnold Palmer, possibly wearing new khakis

Posted at 7:39 PM, Sep 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-27 13:46:59-04

After Michigan improved to 4-0 with a big win over Penn State on Saturday, Brad Galli caught up with head coach Jim Harbaugh on Monday for our weekly Inside the Huddle segment.

Defensive back Jourdan Lewis returned for his first game of the season, and Harbaugh talked about what it was like having him back on defense.

"It's explosive, it's like a motor boat," he said. "You got an engine back there, it's like getting a second one."

Plus, he talked about the team's first big test this Saturday against No. 8 Wisconsin, saying the team is excited about the challenge.

"I know our guys are excited for the challenge and the task, and the way our players have been going about things, they concentrate a lot on their preparation," he said. "They feel they can go out on Saturday and contribute to the team having success."

Harbaugh reflected on Arnold Palmer, who died Sunday at the age of 87.

He told us a message Palmer gave him 20 years ago, and talked about playing twice with Palmer when the NFL had an outing with the Senior Tour.

"I had one of my best rounds of golf I played with him," he said.

"This was about 1995, 1996, he said, 'I got about 10 good years left,' and he talked about how he was going to enjoy every minute of it," he added. 

Finally, Harbaugh may be upgrading his style on the sideline. And we can all thank Ernie Harwell. Let's explain.

Last week, Brad Galli wore a pair of athletic-fit, stretchy dress pants to the interview. Harbaugh was intrigued, and said he remembers listening to Harwell interview guests before Tigers games. 

The Tigers legend would offer his guests Florsheim shoes in exchange for joining him on the broadcast. Harbaugh jokingly suggested we do the same, and a pair of pants in his size could be a fun start.