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Austin R. Vaughn | NCAA.com | October 12, 2015

Michigan football: Jim Harbaugh learns from "The Lion King" in preparation for MSU

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh's eccentricites are nothing new.

He's advocated drinking large amounts of milk for aspiring quarterbacks, citing his own dairy consumption as a kid aiding his growth and development as a football player.

He's taken the Wolverines to Cracker Barrel for an "A+ Meal & Hospitality," and he even made a cameo on the classic sitcom Saved by the Bell 20 years ago.

But, that doesn't mean we ever get tired of a fun Coach Jim story coming out of Ann Arbor.

At a press conference Monday morning, Harbaugh was asked to comment on the lopsided advantage Michigan's arch-rival Michigan State has enjoyed over the past seven years. The coach answered with a quote from the classic Disney film, The Lion King, saying, "Simba gets hit over the head, and [Rafiki] tells him, 'yeah the past can hurt, you can either run from it embrace it and learn from it.'"

If Michigan gets a fairy tale ending against Sparty this weekend, maybe other coaches will start adding Disney philosophy to their gameplan. Putting Mickey ears on Steve Spurrier's headset seems like a great idea.

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