Jim Harbaugh says he models himself after SpongeBob SquarePants

Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was mentioned in the latest episode of the Simpsons, which Harbaugh said earlier this week is one of his all-time favorite shows.

Via the Detroit Free Press:

"People have been making sport of me since I can remember. My earliest memories, 5, 6, 7, 8, in the schoolyard. People would make sport of me. But it was pretty high class being on The Simpsons. It's one of my favorite shows. The animated shows: The Simpsons and Spongebob. My two all-time favorites."

Harbaugh had some incredibly high praise for SpongeBob in particular, noting that the character's enthusiasm is "unknown to mankind."

"I love his attitude, he attacks each day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind," Harbaugh said. "I model my behavior by him. What a great employee he is. He is a go-getter, he's always got a bounce in his step. He's got pizzazz, he puts his heart and soul into making those patties. I think he's awesome."