Jim Harbaugh’s pending 4-game suspension from the NCAA is not expected to impact his availability at practice this fall, according to a report.

ESPN’s Pete Thamel shared on ‘Get Up’ on Wednesday morning that Harbaugh’s suspension will only keep him away from the Wolverines on Saturdays. Harbaugh would be permitted to continue running Michigan’s practices during that time.

“I think an important nuance to where we are, Greeny, is that he can coach practice,” Thamel reported. “So he won’t be on the sidelines for those 4 solitary days, but he will still be able to shape his team all September.”

That’s good news for the Wolverines, who are bracing to be without their head coach due to alleged misleading statements that Harbaugh made to NCAA investigators who were looking into potential Level II violations at Michigan.

Harbaugh has denied intentionally misleading investigators through this process, according to multiple reports.

Michigan’s schedule to open the 2023 season includes East Carolina, UNLV, Bowling Green and Rutgers. Harbaugh would make his 2023 debut on the road against Nebraska on Sept. 30.

The NCAA has not officially announced Harbaugh’s suspension.