In the midst of figuring out his future, with two football industries seemingly waiting on his next move, Jim Harbaugh did something incredibly important.
He didn't wear gym shorts or workout attire. That would be too easy and not nearly Harbaugh-ian enough. Instead, while visiting Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, on a recruiting visit, Harbaugh found himself underneath a barbell.
The faces on the students in the background say it all: a mix of joy, curiosity and bewilderment.
He wore navy dress pants, a light blue button-down and a face serious enough that one could question whether this was for content or actually his hamstrings. That's the thing and beauty about Harbaugh; you never quite know.
This is who he is. And whether he does it for himself or to generate headlines, it's largely why Harbaugh's personality, which tends to rub every college football fan one way or another, is perfect for the sport.
Now, however, Harbaugh has a decision to make. No matter how well his personality blends with the absurdity of CFB, he might not be long for it.
He could stay at Michigan, the football program he played quarterback for many years ago. After leading the Wolverines to the College Football Playoff this past season, Harbaugh and the school have been working on a new contract one year after his salary was cut in half and he nearly lost his job, according to The Athletic's Nick Baumgardner.
After six up-and-down seasons with Michigan, Harbaugh broke through. And despite the loss to Georgia in the semifinals, the Wolverines are poised to be relevant for a while longer.
Harbaugh could also return to the NFL. While it's been a minute, Harbaugh led the San Francisco 49ers to a Super Bowl berth after the 2012 season. He won at least 11 games in three of his four professional seasons and finished with an overall mark of 44-19-1.
With more than one quarter of the NFL currently looking for a head coach, Harbaugh is likely to gain consideration for multiple openings.
Al Davis, the former Raiders owner, gave Harbaugh his first job in the NFL.