Jim Harbaugh once ate cereal with Gatorade instead of milk

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Jim Harbaugh, Michigan's new head football coach, addresses the media after after he was introduced on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)
Jim Harbaugh, Michigan's new head football coach, addresses the media after after he was introduced on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014, in Ann Arbor, Mich. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Jim Harbaugh is known to be an eccentric guy and there are plenty of stories to back that up. So now that Jay Harbaugh, Jim’s 25-year-old son, joined the staff at Michigan as its tight ends coach, he provided another classic Harbaugh tale in a video interview with Michigan’s athletics website.

He was asked to share a story about his dad that others wouldn’t know. He offered this gem:

“This one time when I was a kid, we didn’t have any milk for cereal and I saw him put Gatorade in his cereal instead of milk,” he said with a smirk. “It was the weirdest thing I ever saw. I didn’t try it – for good reason. That’s not where Gatorade goes.”

Jay said that, in a weird way, the Gatorade story is an example of his dad just being who he is.

“That kind of says a little bit about him, he just gets the job done. He doesn’t really care what it takes. He’s not picky,” Jay said.

Never change, coach. Never change.

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