The Detroit Free Press is reporting that new Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh will be a part of ESPN’s coverage of the inaugural College Football Playoff National Championship Game. Citing sources, the Free Press says the Harbaugh will be a guest on ESPN next Monday in Arlington, TX which is the site of the National Championship Game.
It’s not known what role Harbaugh will play at this time, whether he’ll appear as a guest or be an analyst. In any event, the coach will get some exposure during a time when he won’t be able to visit prospects in person during what is a dead time for recruiting. But for a game that is expected to get record viewership, it will allow potential recruits to see Harbaugh.
An e-mail to ESPN seeking confirmation was unanswered at the time of publication. In the meantime, Harbaugh’s reported appearance on ESPN gives it some additional big name firepower to a big event.
ESPN’s coverage of the National Championship Game will begin Monday, January 12 at 3 p.m. ET and continue throughout the contest’s conclusion.