Ann Arbor is abuzz about Sunday’s Super Bowl, and for a very special reason: the competing teams’ head coaches are a notable part of the city’s history.
Jim and John Harbaugh, brothers who attended Pioneer High School, boast an impressive list of accomplishments: Jim played quarterback for the University of Michigan, was an NFL quarterback, was the head football coach of at Stanford and is now head coach of the San Francisco 49ers. Jim’s older brother John was a defensive back and special teams coach for the Philadelphia Eagles and is now the head coach of the Baltimore Ravens.
Their biggest accomplishment is yet to come, and it will only be won by one of them: this Sunday they’ll face off in the Super Bowl.
The brothers, who made history by being the first brothers to compete for a national title Thanksgiving 2011, have recently attracted plenty of media attention –– see the list below.
ESPN: Harbaugh brothers’ lifelong competition hits NFL
Sports Illustrated: It’s all in the family for Harbaughs in Super Bowl meeting
- ABC: Superbowl bittersweet for Harbaugh parents
- annarbor.com: Before they were Super Bowl coaches, John and Jim Harbaugh spent one season together as Pioneer teammates
Seattle Times: Jack Harbaugh: tracing Super Bowl siblings back to their source
ESPN: The Harbaugh defense salvation shows
NOLA.com: Harbaugh brothers didn’t disappoint at Super Bowl 2013 Media Day
Detroit News: Harbaugh brothers molded under classic Michigan era
- Michigan Radio: ‘Bo’s sons’ face off in Super Bowl