Jim Harbaugh hasn’t sent off any Michigan players to NFL superstardom just yet. But his most notable player from his Stanford days had plenty of good things to say about the Wolverines coach Wednesday.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck, who played under Harbaugh at Stanford during the 2009 and 2010 seasons, complimented his former coach when he spoke with reporters from Detroit.
“He’s a heck of a coach,” Luck said, according to the Detroit Free Press. “He’s a winner. I know I learned a bunch from him. I feel like I grew as a player, as a man, a lot under him.”
Luck blossomed under Harbaugh and became the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 Draft. The two faced off when Harbaugh was still the coach of the 49ers in the 2013 season, with Luck getting the better of him.
Luck noted that he’ll always root for his former mentor, just as long as the Wolverines aren’t playing the Cardinal.
“Always happy for his success — as long as they’re not playing Stanford in the Rose Bowl,” Luck joked. “Then I have to root for Stanford.”