Jim Harbaugh releases statement in response to B1G postponing fall sports
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh has released a statement in response to the B1G’s news that it has canceled fall sports for the 2020 season.
The news came on Tuesday, just one day after it was reported that the conference was planning on postponing fall sports. The league says it plans to attempt to play football in the spring, though there were no specific details provided at the time.
Harbaugh, who released a statement on Monday in favor of moving forward with a fall season, released another statement on Tuesday.
“Our student-athletes and coaches want to compete. They have committed, trained and prepared their entire lives for this opportunity, and I know how much they’re disappointed at this time,” Harbaugh said. “I share in their disappointment today.
“We have shown over the weeks since returning to campus that we could meet the challenge and provide our student-athletes the opportunity of a fall football season.
“Our football team, our coaching staff, our support staff in Schembechler Hall have all stepped up, followed every rule, and done everything in their power magnificently to give all the opportunity to compete. I am extremely proud, thankful and appreciative of our team and how they have conducted and represented our program and university.”
Harbaugh made similar comments in his statement on Monday.