'We could be ready to play in two weeks': Jim Harbaugh still calling for B1G to reverse course
Jim Harbaugh is still calling on the B1G to reverse its decision on the college football season. The sixth-year Michigan head coach says his team could be ready to play a game in a very short period of time, too.
On Saturday, Harbaugh attended the protest organized by the parents of Michigan football players calling on the B1G to reverse course on a fall football season. The head coach was joined with players and fans, in addition to parents of some of the players.
When asked how quickly Michigan would be ready for a game, Harbaugh said the Wolverines would need just two weeks to prepare.
“We wanna play as soon as we possibly can,” Harbaugh told Angelique Chengelis of The Detroit News. “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.”
Harbaugh and Michigan players have been vocal about wanting to play football this season, and for good reason. Through the entire month of August, the Wolverines football program didn’t return a single positive COVID-19 test, proving they were following all the health and safety protocols necessary to move forward with a season.
But, on Aug. 11, the B1G opted to postpone fall football, saying it will attempt to create a schedule for the spring season. It’s one of four conferences postponing the season, along with the MAC, Mountain West and Pac-12.