The private jet eased onto the airstrip at Detroit Metro Airport, just a few miles from where Charles Lindbergh once tested World War II bombers.
This plane’s mission wasn’t nearly so serious. But the joy it gave to the people below might have exceeded just about everything since VJ Day.
The jet’s cargo was James Joseph Harbaugh. He’s just a football coach, but he was doing exactly what many experts said he would never do: leave the bright lights of the NFL for the college towns of the Big Ten. This decision – mystifying to most NFL reporters -- explains why the masses might be forgiven if they mistook Harbaugh for their savior.
But why did Harbaugh do it?