Jim Abbott, Jack Harbaugh and Michigan discussed on Attack Each Day: The Harbaughs' Podcast
Here and attack each day. The Harbaugh's podcast. We wanna thank Jim Abbott once again for being our guest here on the show, and we mentioned it a little bit earlier in the program, but we're going to Jack Harbaugh tell the story now Jack Harbaugh actually recruited, Jim Abbott, the football player. And of course, Jim was a great punter and kick punter and quarterback at Flint central in addition to being terrific pitcher. So Jack, why don't you tell us about your recruitment of Jim Abbott? Of course, Jim Abbott at that time was one of the, the renowned names and all of Michigan. Thais, school, Michigan, athletics, and Fred Dekker was the baseball and western and told me that he was recruiting two convenient and he had a partial scholarship. I maybe a half scholarship that they didn't offer. I don't think falls or there weren't many fools being offered, then that I remember and ask me what I thought I said, I guarantee you. Whatever you're giving him. I will match it to make sure that he has a full scholarship and what what we were recruiting. He would've punter. He could've punted at any major football school in the country and possibly had a pro career as a punter, but he also was a quarterback. And can you imagine you know, playing with a with a one one hand, but he was a very, very good quarterback. They ran anything that you'd want to run through ball. No, of course, a great arm that he had and also by remember they ran into some little bit of option to, but but he was very, very talented quarterback, and I just felt that he would be a tremendous asset to our team and when thought for a while read and I thought that are deal would be good enough to get him to come to western Michigan, but but he came to Michigan and and as I say, you made a tremendous decision made a tremendous choice and so happy for his creek. But the one thing that I'm most disappointed with Jim Abbott is. He pitches no hitter the New York Yankees and fantastic accomplishments in itself. But it happened to be against my beloved Cleveland Indians. So so my heart is a little heavy that the the Indians gave up the no hitter no hitter, but it couldn't have been to a to a greater competitor. Jim Abbott, he was a heck of a high school athlete of Flint central. And according to urban legend, he never fumbled in practice or in a game at the quarterback position, which is an accomplishment in itself, and obviously saw great accolades when he went on to play college at pro baseball team USA at the Olympics, and so many other things so. And I know that he and Jim are looking forward to being water polo dad's together. You get to be a water polo grandfather with them at the fool. So that's exciting times ahead with the Harbaugh Abbott families getting together. We're looking forward to it and then so good to know that that daughter will be teammates on the water polo team. All right. Jack, enjoy the rest of your time in Baltimore. Safe travels back. We'll see back here. Inside Lahore next week. Okay, thank.