Jim Harbaugh took Michigan to Cracker Barrel near BWI while in Maryland

Baltimore Sun sports columnist Peter Schmuck talks about Maryland's 28-0 loss to Michigan on Saturday. (Karl Merton Ferron)

Jim Harbaugh really likes Cracker Barrel.

Nevermind that there are 16 locations in Michigan (though the closest is a whole 13 miles from Ann Arbor).


Sometime before or after beating the Terps last weekend, Harbaugh took his team -- yes, the entire Michigan football team -- to one of Maryland's eight Cracker Barrel locations. According to his Tweet on Monday, the restaurant was near BWI.

Harbaugh spent four years as coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the Cracker Barrel wasteland of California (the restaurant lists no locations there).

After Jim Harbaugh was named the Wolverines' coach this year, Ravens coach John Harbaugh, Jim's brother, predicted a marketing deal with the restaurant.

"I'm waiting for Cracker Barrel to call," John Harbaugh told The Detroit Free Press.

But why pay him when the coach endorses the restaurant in everyday conversation?

"You cannot beat the bacon," Jim Harbaugh told the Mercury News in February.

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