As Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines prepare to open up their spring break football practices in Florida, Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio speculated back in East Lansing that the concept may die almost before it starts.
“I think that opportunity will close after this year,” Dantonio said on Saturday. “I don’t think that will be in existence anymore.” However, Dantonio previously said that he would take advantage of spring break practices with his own team, if the concept were perpetuated in the future.
Harbaugh’s initiative of having practices over player’s spring break generated a lot of controversy and many thought the NCAA would not allow it to occur, since it edges into the personal free time of student-athletes.
When Harbaugh originally announced his intention to have practices over spring break, the SEC filed a request to the NCAA to stop the process immediately. Multiple influential people opposed the idea but Harbaugh was eventually allowed to go through with it.
We will have to see how much longer he will be able to toe the line.
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