Not only is chicken a "nervous bird," it also appears to be responsible for "some kind of disease" in the human population.
Michigan's ever-eccentric Jim Harbaugh does not believe his players should eat chicken, but not for any reason you've ever heard before.
A reportage on Michigan quarterback Shea Patterson of Bleacher Report Matt Hayes contains the story as told by former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight.
"Early in his Michigan term, Harbaugh Speight pulled aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered by nutritionists to be fairly safe," Hayes wrote. "When Speight asked why," Harbaugh said, "because it's a nervous bird."
The concern of the poultry is not Harbaugh's only lawsuit with chicken, though.
"He believes that some kind of disease has spread to the human population when people started eating white meat instead of beef and pork," said Speight, now at UCLA, Bleacher Report. "And he believes it, 1
Speight says statements like these are only part of "The Harbaugh Experience."
The former NFL QB and head coach at Stanford and the San Francisco 49ers has made countless headlines making some pretty weird things, especially with his unique recruiting tactic.
"He's definitely a character, a bit bizarre," said the current Michigan QB Shea Patterson to Hayes. "You're going to sit there and talk to him, and you think, what the hell is this guy talking about? Is that really life? But I really like him."
Bizarre could be an understatement this time. What we really want to know now is: has Harbaugh overcome his fear of nervous chickens or is white meat for Patterson off the table?