Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has taken a lot of criticism for his plans to take his team to Florida for spring practices. SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey isn’t happy about it and the SEC has sought a rule preventing football teams from holding practices during spring break while the ACC has also voiced its disapproval.
NCAA president Mark Emmert also took a stance on the ordeal and said while “there is nothing [Harbaugh] is doing that is against the rules,” it is up to the NCAA’s Football Oversight Committee to determine whether Harbaugh and other coaches can do that again in the future.
Meanwhile, Harbaugh thinks all of this is pretty funny though. “I guess [SEC commissioner Greg Sankey] is stating a case, but it doesn’t hold water to me,” Harbaugh told the Detroit Free Press on Friday. “It’s not an addition of time; it’s the same amount of time. It’s 20 hours. We’ll be on the same rules and guidelines every other team will be under on spring practice.
“I think there’s been some humor about it. I think it’s comical that he’s taken exception to it.”
He also made an interesting comparison to his hardwood counterparts.
The Wolverines announced they would finish their 15th and final spring practices on April 1 with their annual spring game, which will be held at night for the first time.