Jim Harbaugh has at least one ally on the issue of unsatisfactory visiting locker rooms in the B1G.

Monday, following Harbaugh’s rant about the quality of Purdue’s visitor locker rooms — which he deemed unsanitary and outdated — ESPN analyst Kirk Herbstreit came to defend the Michigan head coach, saying that several programs in the B1G have “outdated and old” facilities.

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Harbaugh complained about the cramped space at Ross-Ade Stadium and that there was no air conditioner for the visiting team. He referred to the locker room as a “hot box” at his weekly press conference. He also was upset with the medical assistance available on site.

Purdue issued an official statement regarding Harbaugh’s comments later in the day, claiming that an official Michigan football staffer did a “walk-thru” of the facilities back in July and no complaints were made. The release also stated that air conditioning and other accommodations could’ve been made for the Wolverines but no request was every made to Purdue.

Now that Harbaugh has raised the issue, it’ll be interesting to see if the B1G works on getting a standard set for visiting locker rooms across the conference.

If Harbaugh needs an ally, it seems like Herbstreit will be on his side.