Miller finally got to live out his dream of telling Harbaugh to relax a little.
This past weekend, the Make-A-Wish foundation continued to help dying children fulfill their dreams when they afforded eleven-year-old leukemia patient Ethan Miller the opportunity to ask Jim Harbaugh to dial it down a bit.
Miller, a self-described wolverine superfan, was delighted to hear Jim Harbaugh would be giving him a personal tour of the Big House. “I love coach Harbaugh and I was excited get to see the stadium up close, but I really enjoyed being able to personally tell him he needs to tone it down a little,” said Miller.
The tour began with Harbaugh sprinting out of the tunnel in full pads to meet Miller out at the 50- yard line. “It was just a little much,” said Miller of the coach’s outfit. “I know that intensity is his whole thing, but I was hoping for a more relaxed kind of day. He came out guns blazing and I suppose that’s the mentality that wins football games, but it’s just not my style.”
Harbaugh’s plans for the tour included a 40-yard dash, a three-cone drill, and a push-up contest between Miller and himself, prompting Miller to suggest that Harbaugh “just chill out already.”
Sam Davies, a representative from Make-A-Wish, told reporters “Jim means well, but sometimes he can overwhelm the children. It’s not his fault, but sometimes he just needs to make an adjustment around the kids.”
Karen Miller, Ethan’s mother, added that “Jim Harbaugh is Ethan’s hero, and meeting him just meant the world to Ethan, but up close and personal, he’s just a lot to take in.”
At press time, Miller informed reporters he would have been more than satisfied with “a signed jersey or something.”