Ravens head coach John Harbaugh: 'Free the B1G. Let's go play some football'
Jim Harbaugh’s brother is making his pitch for the B1G to play football this fall. The Baltimore Ravens head coach took the opportunity to support the conference playing during a Zoom press conference on Wednesday.
According to Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic, John used the Zoom call to urge the B1G to reverse course and reinstate the fall season. He wants to see his brother back on the sidelines in Ann Arbor.
“Free the B1G,” Harbaugh said. “Let’s go. Let’s go play some football. Michigan had 0 positive tests in August. Those guys want to play and for anybody who wants to opt out, they can.”
Late in his Zoom call, John Harbaugh uses the opportunity to say, "Free the Big 10. Let's go. Let's go play some football. Michigan had 0 positive tests in August. Those guys want to play and for anybody who wants to opt out, they can."
— Jeff Zrebiec (@jeffzrebiec) September 2, 2020
Jim has been one of the advocates for playing football this fall, as well as several other big-time coaches in the conference. Nebraska’s Scott Frost, Ohio State’s Ryan Day and Penn State’s James Franklin have been some of the most vocal about playing football this fall.
However, on Aug. 11, the B1G decided to postpone the season and attempt to play again in the spring. A recent phone call between President Donald Trump and commissioner Kevin Warren sparked some optimism about the league returning to a fall schedule, but there are still a lot of obstacles in the way.
It’s not completely out of the question for the conference to change its mind, but it seems like a longshot at this juncture in the year.