With tickets selling as high as $170 on ticket resale website Stubhub.com, Harbaugh gave the sold out crowd a speech they were looking for.
“Thank you very much,” Harbaugh said. “Obviously this crowd does not need to be motivated. Thank you for the enthusiasm and support. Even though I haven’t done a darn thing. It was much appreciated. I pledge to you we will do our very best to carry on the great traditions Michigan excellence all across the board . what I ask, is this is a team effort. That it’s the faculty. It’s the alumni. It’s the students. It’s the sudent-athletes. Everybody that is for us, is for us. Thank you very much. You know how to make a guy feel at home. My family and I appreciate it very much – and I love you too.”
Harbaugh, who has spent the past four seasons as the San Francisco 49ers coach, signed a seven year contract worth $5 million annually to become U-M’s next coach. In four years as the 49ers head coach, Harbaugh complied as 49-22-1 record. He led the 49ers to three straight NFC championship and Super Bowl XLVII.