After taking a tough last second loss to Michigan State on Saturday, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh headed out to Washington, D.C. to help promote First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Better Make Room” campaign, to encourage high school students to enroll in college.
During the visit, Harbaugh got to talk with President Obama and the coach said the leader offered words of encouragement for the team after the shocking last-second loss, according the Detroit Free Press.
"He was great. We talked about some mutual friends that we both know, and he said the same thing you just said: 'Tough way to lose a football game,'" said a relaxed Harbaugh after leaving the West Wing. "[He] told the fellas to keep their chin up. ... [He] likes the way our team plays and he told the guys to keep it going."
The former Michigan quarterback also spoke highly of the First Lady, who he called “an excellent recruiter” after she convinced Habaugh to join the new campaign after the pair met at an event at Wayne State University.