Michigan Wolverines news: Latest on the Jim Harbaugh suspension, Big Ten Media days, and more

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We got more information on the proposed suspension of Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh, plus more in our Michigan Wolverines news roundup. 

One of the most common questions I have been asked by Michigan football fans about the potential suspension of Jim Harbaugh is whether will he be able to be at practice.

We got the answer from the Detroit News on Wednesday and I think it’s a pretty important detail for the Michigan Wolverines as Angelique Chengelis reported, that, according to sources, Harbaugh would miss just games, not any Michigan football practices.

That might not seem like a huge distinction but it is. Harbaugh getting to take part in game-planning for the Michigan Wolverines and in day-to-day practices with the players is essential.

What happens during the week, usually determines what happens during the game, so I feel good about that clarification for Michigan football.

It’s still insane that the NCAA wants to suspend Harbaugh even for four games because he didn’t recall buying recruits hamburgers. It’s a power trip and a great example of why the NCAA shouldn’t regulate major college sports anymore.

Michigan Wolverines at Big Ten Media Days

Michigan football is the defending conference champion so Jim Harbaugh will speak last at Big Ten Media Days at 12:30 PM EST. You can watch it on the Big Ten Network.

Harbaugh and Michigan Wolverines players Blake Corum, Kris Jenkins, and Mike Sainristil will also have breakout sessions with the media.

It’s going to be interesting to hear what Jim Harbaugh says about the whole situation. Michigan probably doesn’t want him to say anything but Harbaugh probably wants the school to stand up more to the NCAA.

That’s all just speculation, but the Michigan football head coach will be on the hot seat Thursday.

Michigan football only Big Ten team with two on preseason watch list

Instead of a preseason All-Big Ten team, the media handled things a little differently in the Big Ten putting out a list of Big Ten players to watch for the upcoming season.

Five players from each Big Ten division were given preseason honors. J.J. McCarthy was one of those players and one of just two quarterbacks. Blake Corum was the other selection.

Ohio State got just one on the team in Marvin Harrison Jr. The other Big Ten quarterback to make it was Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa.

Next. Assembling the all-time Lloyd Carr team. dark