ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- When Santa Ono's phone pinged on Jan. 16 with intel that Jim Harbaugh would return to coach Michigan in 2023 and not bolt for the NFL, he did what any true blue Wolverines fan would do.
Ono grabbed his phone, opened X and started typing. But Ono isn't just any Michigan fan -- he's the university president -- and his text had come from a pretty good source: Harbaugh himself. Ono hit post.
Was this a Santa Scoop? A Har-bomb?
"I'm not your typical university president, I get excited and I really care about our teams," Ono told ESPN.