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Inside the Huddle with Jim Harbaugh: How he almost caught a foul ball at the World Series

Posted: 6:23 PM, Oct 31, 2016
Updated: 2016-11-01 11:56:02-04

After Michigan's win over Michigan State, Brad Galli sat down with Jim Harbaugh for our weekly Inside the Huddle segment.

When asked if this was the toughest test his team has faced, Harbaugh said they were tested, and it was good to see the defense tested as well.

"We made the plays, and there's a lot of good things to coach from off this tape, and things to improve, so it's a good feeling," he said.

Harbaugh also discussed quarterback Wilton Speight, who was compared to Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback Ben Roethlisburger on the broadcast.

"That's an interesting comparison to Ben," Harbaugh said. "I made that comparison to him about five to six weeks ago."

Harbaugh also said while Speight is a very good player right now, there are some things he has to improve on.

"He has to get stronger in his core and his legs," he said. "Remember, he's only a sophomore in college, and that's someone he could be very similar to."

He also discussed his appearance at the World Series in Chicago on Sunday night. Harbaugh said there are a lot of Michigan people in the Cubs' organization.

"It was one of those signature moments to be at a World Series game, sitting next to my dad, my wife, my mom," he said.

Harbaugh also brought his mitt to the game, and said his wife, Sarah, is warming up to the idea.

"She's coming along, no doubt about it. I had an extra mitt for her last night," he said. "She wore it for about three of the nine innings, so she's getting there, it's a process."

Sitting in left field, he said he almost caught a ball during the game.

"Indians hit a ball maybe just nine feet to our left," he said. "There was a railing there, I coudn't get over the railing in time, and I I would've had to go over my pregnant wife to do it, so I didn't."