Jim Harbaugh not involved with B1G call that involved head coaches, ADs on Friday
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh was not included with the reported conference call that took place among some B1G coaches and athletic directors on Friday. Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News reported that Harbaugh did not take part in the conversation.
On Friday, Bruce Feldman of The Athletic reported that B1G coaches were meeting to discuss scheduling possibilities for the 2020-21 college football season. Some of those conversations included a potential start date of late fall — particularly around Thanksgiving.
Just an FYI — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh was not on a Big Ten coaches call today, per two sources. The reported call may have included some coaches, of course, but he wasn't a participant today
— angelique (@chengelis) August 28, 2020
Earlier this week, Blue and White Illustrated reported that the B1G was eyeing a potential early-January start date for a winter/spring season. There’s also a potential plan to start after Super Bowl Sunday.
No permanent decisions have been made.
Tom Dienhart of Gold and Black Illustrated also reported that at least one B1G head coach was not included on the conference call. It’s unclear whether or not that coach was also Harbaugh or if it was another of the 14 in the league.
Just texted with a Big Ten head coach. I asked: Did you guys meet this morning?:
"If they met … it wasn’t a scheduled meeting and I wasn’t in attendance!!
"We definitely did not meet this morning. I assume the next meeting will be next Thursday. That’s when we usually meet."
— Tom Dienhart (@TomDienhart1) August 28, 2020
Yes, #B1G coaches & ADs are zooming to lay out potential scheduling options for prez/chancellors.
Coaches started by asking: How can we protect 2021 season? Spring? (Bad idea b/c of NFL.)
Jan in domes? Maybe.
— Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) August 28, 2020
Teddy Greenstein of the Chicago Tribune was able to confirm that a meeting did take place among coaches and ADs on Friday.