University of Michigan coach to ask Obamas to be honorary football captains

Coach Harbaugh says he's "in the process of making an official ask."

— -- The Obamas have conquered the world of politics, so is the sports world next?

Well, they're on track to do so.

"We're making those asks. Official asks," Harbaugh told reporters Saturday, ESPN reported. "In the process of making an official ask. There's been, 'Hey, we'd like you to do it,' and now we're doing official asks."

Harbaugh already has a relationship with the Obamas. He served on Michelle Obama's education committee, working with her at rallies in Detroit and Washington, D.C. Harbaugh and his wife Sarah were also invited to one of the Obamas' final parties in January before they left the White House.

And last week, while Harbaugh was in Washington to speak on behalf of the Legal Services Corporation about legal aid for the underprivileged, he and his son Jay met with the former president.

"It was incredible," Harbaugh said. "We had 39 wonderful minutes with President Obama, saw Mrs. Obama as well. He was great. He was really relaxed, working on a lot of things. [His] book and several things. He shared a lot of insights."