Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines certainly haven’t been making a ton of fans in the deep south, especially after their spring break practices at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida. Alabama head coach Nick Saban seems to agree with most of his SEC counterparts.
He joined “The Dan Patrick Show” on Friday and discussed the situation, saying he believes the Wolverines were breaking rules by heading down to Florida during their spring practices.
“I don’t think that when people design the rules, they design to rules to take your team somewhere else and have spring practice during spring break.”
Patrick then asked Saban why he didn’t flip the script by taking his team up north to Columbus or Ann Arbor. Then, the Crimson Tide head coach gave the most Nick Saban answer ever.
“First of all most of our team would be shocked by the weather, so that’s not something that they would really [want]. But those are all nice places, I’ve spent a lot of time in the Big 10. I coached Ohio State, Michigan State and they’re a lot of good people there and we have a lot of good relationships there. But I’m not sure it’s something our players would look forward to and I don’t really know what the benefit of that would be.”
College football fans can only hope that these two teams somehow meet up on the field at some point during the 2016 season.
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