Wolverines to sell No. 4 Jim Harbaugh jerseys, Michigan-branded Dockers (pics)
In a demonstration of profound entrepreneurial savvy, the M Den, the University of Michigan’s official retail partner, has announced that it will sell No. 4 jerseys to commemorate former Wolverines star quarterback Jim Harbaugh’s return to the school as the head coach of its football program.
ESPN’s Darren Rovell reports that Harbaugh jerseys already are for sale on campus. Also, there’s khakis.
Any Michigan fans in need of some khakis? They're available on campus. http://t.co/f7RFNRWoS3 (Photo: @justinroh92) pic.twitter.com/gtZYL8aZiy
— Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) December 30, 2014
M Den co-owner Scott Hirth indicated to ESPN that along with the jerseys, Michigan-branded Dockers also will be available for purchase at Crisler Center during the Wolverines men’s basketball’s Big Ten opener against Illinois on Tuesday.
@darrenrovell here's your first look at the #4 jerseys and khaki pants on display @TheMDen inside Crisler Arena pic.twitter.com/iTnZ4x1PO5
— Justin Roh (@justinroh92) December 30, 2014
The decision to sling the slacks at Crisler Center perfectly coincides with the planned “Khaki Out” scheduled for the game, where students will don the aforementioned pants to welcome Harbaugh back into the Wolverines fold. The new coach reportedly also is expected to be in attendance.
Harbaugh became renowned for his affinity for Dockers during his tenure with the San Francisco 49ers, so much so he landed an endorsement deal with the company. The 49ers even sold Harbaugh game-worn Dockers in its official store.
Harbaugh of course returned to his alma mater after parting ways with the Niners and was formally introduced at a press conference in Ann Arbor earlier Tuesday. He is set to earn a reported $35 million over seven years.
(top image credit: Darren Rovell/Twitter)