Jim Harbaugh confirms Michigan's team activities paused out of abundance of caution
Michigan’s team is sidelined for the time being due to a cautious approach following test results that were positive for COVID-19.
Several presumptive tests on Monday have led the football program to halt all team activities ahead of this Saturday’s game against Maryland. Michigan is 2-4 this season and underperforming as Harbaugh has come under increasing pressure this season, his sixth in Ann Arbor.
“Like everything, it just goes along with the culture that’s been set here since June. This is day-to-day,” Harbaugh said during his Monday press conference.
“When results come back, we’ll monitor those results and as always continue to be very proactive.”
Harbaugh said that the decision to switch to a virtual approach, at least on Monday while they wait out the test results, was made out of an abundance of caution after speaking with “Medical professionals, our athletic department staff and our trainers and our doctors.”
Michigan is coming off a humiliating 27-17 loss to Penn State on Saturday in what was the Nittany Lions first win of the season.