- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Jim Harbaugh, the animated head coach of the University of Michigan, has a lot of weird obsessions and quirks.

He sometimes looks like he belongs in a mental institution on the sidelines, he absolutely loves Judge Judy, and now we know just how passionate he is about milk.

Harbaugh actually stars in a series of Fairlife ultra-filtered milk commercials, where he passionately breaks down game tape of his family’s activities with his wife, Sarah.

That naturally made milk the focus of Harbaugh’s interview on The Dan Patrick Show. 

Harbaugh loves milk, but he is very specific about what type of milk he drinks. He loves whole milk, chocolate milk and even allows 2 percent milk to fly.

But Patrick informed Harbaugh that Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s favorite type of milk is 1 percent, and that is just flat out ridiculous to Harbaugh.

“We refuse to drink the candy-ass skim milk or the one percent,” Harbaugh said. “We won’t have any of that.”

Now, that’s not just because Harbaugh is not a fan of Ohio State. He legitimately has a deep love for milk and a hatred of 1 percent and skim milk.

According to Maize N Brew, Harbaugh made an appearance on Real Sports with Bryan Gumbel, and the discussion eventually turned to milk. He spoke with Andrea Kremer about just how deep his love of milk is.

When Harbaugh was a child, he found out milk helps build strong bones. He loved milk so much he got a job in third grade selling milk to his fellow students. Harbaugh didn’t receive monetary payment, but seems totally cool with the fact that he got paid in liquid.

“The pay was a free milk every day, plus the ability to drink the milk of the kids who weren’t there or who didn’t want their milk,” Harbaugh said of his job.

But this isn’t even the first time Harbaugh has described skim or 1 percent milk as “candy-ass.” He used the exact same description with Kremer.

“I drank a lot of milk, Andrea,” Harbaugh said. “A lot of milk. Whole milk, though. Not the candy-ass two percent or skim milk.”

• Tommy Chalk can be reached at tchalk@washingtontimes.com.

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