While Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was preparing his team for the CFP National Championship, his brother John was coaching his team, the Baltimore Ravens, who clinched the AFC North on New Year's Eve.
The brothers were reunited despite their busy schedules when John arrived at the National Championship game and greeted Jim on the sideline, in the middle of the game.
John’s flight to Houston, and therefore his arrival at NRG Stadium, was delayed due to severe weather and a tornado watch in the area.
However, John, just 15 months older than Jim, made it to his younger brother’s game before the end of the first half. The Wolverines led the Huskies 17-10 going into halftime.
The familial support didn't end with brotherly love, the Harbaugh parents, Jack and Jackie, were spotted in the stands of the championship game.
The brothers have faced each other on the football field before, coaching opposing teams in the Super Bowl XLVII meeting between the Ravens and, then, Jim Harbaugh’s San Francisco 49ers.
The Raven’s first playoff game this season will be John’s 19th as a head coach, not his first successful season. Meanwhile, this is Michigan’s third consecutive appearance in the CFP under Harbaugh.
John is 160-98 as an NFL head coach. Jim is 140-52 as the Michigan head coach.
Not too bad to be a Harbaugh brother… especially this week.