Jim Harbaugh touched his nose and mouth in immediate succession during Michigan’s 51-14 win over Central Florida on Saturday. Many people thought Harbaugh had picked his nose and eaten the booger. Here’s video.
Harbaugh addressed the alleged booger consumption on his radio show on Monday. Via Freep:
“I have never eaten a booger in my entire life,” Harbaugh said. “It might have looked like that was happening. But if you rub your nose and then you bite your fingernail, that’s not eating a booger. There was no booger eaten.”
This absolutely sounds like dialogue written by Larry David. The way that Harbaugh has played the press, you have to assume he purposely got caught looking like he was eating a booger. All this does is humanize him to all the 5-star booger-eating high school football players out there. They feel the shame and scorn. They identify. Within five years, Harbaugh and the best booger-eating football players in the country will be raising a trophy that you most certainly will not want to touch.