ANN ARBOR, Mich. — When discussing his team’s special teams prowess, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh went on a certain personal tangent.
He also gave an update on his seventh child, who is expected to arrive after football season is over.
“I’m proud to report everything is hitting right down the middle of the strike zone,” Harbaugh said, following his wife’s ultrasound appointment Monday morning.
During the appointment, Harbaugh said his wife’s obstetrician talked about Michigan’s first touchdown, with 8 minutes, 57 seconds left in the first quarter. Grant Perry returned a blocked punt for a 6-yard score; Perry finally settled a ball that bobbled in the back corner of the field and evaded several players.
“She called that play a ‘slippery watermelon,’ ” Harbaugh said.
No. 4 Michigan (3-0) hosts Penn State (2-1) at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Michigan Stadium. Michigan’s special teams has been stellar during its past two games, including in one area where statistics haven’t been kept on special teams: punt deflections.
“I know we’ve got three deflections,” Harbaugh said. “Those don’t count on blocks. Credit goes to whether it goes over the line of scrimmage.
“They track everything else statistically. That seems like something else that you’d need to track.”