Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh stars in a rap video about the Wolverines.
It just makes sense that in an offseason where seemingly every headline is about Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh, he would suddenly appear in a rap video.
Wearing his classic khakis ($8 at Walmart!) and Michigan hat straight out of the 1980s, Harbaugh starts out by asking a simple question: “Who has it better than us?” By us, he obviously means the Wolverines, and apparently “nobody” has it better than the maize and blue.
The song “Who’s Got It Better Than Us?” comes from the rapper Bailey, who has previously recorded songs about the Golden State Warriors. An earlier version of this song was made in 2012 for the San Francisco 49ers, when Harbaugh was the head coach there.
Cameos by Charles Woodson, current Michigan players, and Wolverine fans are just a little part of the video, but the highlights are Harbaugh trying to nod to the music, rapping a line every now and then, and yelling directly into the camera during the chorus. Even a plea to the Fab Five comes late in the song.
While the song isn’t a classic, I see Harbaugh’s potential when it comes to a rap career. Big House Jim, his soon-to-be rap alias, would fare much better with me producing a hit single for him. I present to you the world release of lyrics to “Keeping Saturday On The Regular.”
It’s a chilly Saturday, not unlike the others
The Buckeyes from down South, are coming after my brothers
I’m got my uniform on, no wrinkles or pleats
You have to pay attention, as I lay down these beats.
Urban is in the Big House, but I think he’s more rural
When I beat his ass, they will paint me a mural
I didn’t come back, from the NFL
To be overcome with all this red, it feels like I’m in hell.
Ann Arbor is fresh, since my return
All the other coaches are jealous, I can see their concern
Taking the Blue back to glory, that’s why I was hired
Not going to satellite camps, fool are you tired?
We’re representing the 3-1-3, and the 7-3-4
Eleven national championships, but we want some more
Wisconsin, Maryland, Iowa, Michigan State
That line of opponents, doesn’t even raise my heart rate.
We contemplate our fate
As we deflate the Big Ten bait
I might alienate my coaching mates
But I refuse to delegate when I devastate
I won’t deviate, when I irritate at a high rate
You can call it my Watergate, or me a featherweight
But when I eliminate and my wins accumulate
I will quietly whisper….checkmate.