Jim Harbaugh says he and UM president have not had any conversations
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh made a pretty revealing comment on Saturday during the Michigan parent protest, saying he and UM President Mark Schlissel have not had any conversations regarding the football season outside of some text messages.
Harbaugh was in attendance for the protest on Saturday, organized by the parents of Michigan football student-athletes. Though he’s been a vocal supporter of moving forward with a football season this fall, Harbaugh’s president doesn’t seem to be on the same page.
It was recently revealed be ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg that the B1G presidents and chancellors decided to postpone the season by an 11-3 vote. The only three in favor of pushing forward were Iowa, Nebraska and Ohio State. That would mean Schlissel was in favor of delaying the start of the fall sports season this year.
“I have had none,” Harbaugh said when asked about conversations with Schlissel, per Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News.. “We’ve texted.”
Harbaugh did say that athletic director Warde Manuel has been in talks with Schlissel.
Also on Saturday, Harbaugh said that he wants the B1G to be freed and allowed to move forward with a fall football schedule. He believes his team would be ready for the start of the season in just a few weeks.
“We wanna play as soon as we possibly can,” Harbaugh said. “We’re ready to play. We could be ready to play a game in two weeks. Let’s get the pads on and — our guys have trained without a pause since June 15. So, that’s our position. We’re ready to play as soon as we possibly can.”