Jim Harbaugh has incorporated a unique learning experience into his football program, taking his team abroad every spring for a few weeks. That’s the plan again this year, though there’s no destination set just yet.
Angelique Chengelis of Detroit News talked with Harbaugh about this year’s spring trip, and the Michigan head coach confirmed there will be an international destination. There are two options currently on the table, but Harbaugh did not reveal those potential destinations.
Harbaugh did confirm that the trip will be another international experience.
Per Chengelis, Harbaugh told people on the staff to “surprise him” with the decision.
Harbaugh said the team will take a spring trip this year — it's down to two spots and told those on his staff organizing the trip to "surprise" him. he wouldn't say what the options are but it will be an international destination
— angelique (@chengelis) January 17, 2020
In the past, Michigan has taken trips to Italy, France and South Africa. Last year was the first time in the three years of international trips that the program did not venture to Europe. The first time the team traveled abroad, Harbaugh scheduled practices while the team was in Italy.
The past two years, the team has not practiced overseas.
Michigan has been able to use spring trips as a recruiting tool, providing student-athletes with the opportunity to explore a new country and learn about a different culture. It’s provided once-in-a-lifetime experiences for several members of the Wolverines football team.