New Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh will be able to give the Wolverines some national exposure when he participates in ESPN's TV coverage of the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, the Detroit Free-Press reported Tuesday night.
Harbaugh's role on air has yet to be acknowledged by the network, whose programming for the game on Monday begins at 3 p.m. ET with College Football Live. College GameDay, ESPN's trademark college football pre-game show, will begin at 4 p.m., followed by a series of pre-game programming.
Kickoff is slated for 8:30 p.m. on ESPN.
The potential exposure for Michigan is especially valuable considering the recruiting dead period continues through Jan. 14, meaning coaching staffs are unable to contact recruits until after that deadline.
- Mike Fiammetta