Michigan football head coach Jim Harbaugh spoke about the NCAA investigation, denied the report that his contract was rescinded, and more.
Never change, Jim.
The Michigan football head coach met with the media on Monday and of course, the NCAA investigation into the Wolverines alleged in-person scouting was a huge topic of conversation.
Harbaugh, for obvious reasons, isn’t able to comment and he didn’t share any specifics. He just said he’s too entrenched with the team to worry about all the noise.
However, he did refute the report from the Wall Street Journal on Sunday night that the offer to extend his contract and make him the highest-paid head coach in the Big Ten had been rescinded.
Harbaugh was asked if the contract offer was rescinded and without saying anything too specific, “I wouldn’t say that’s accurate,” was the response.
Jim was asked about the rumors of Ohio State being connected to the outside investigative firm but Harbaugh said he had a “one track mind.” He also added: “It would be unfair to the team for me to speculate and do anything other than coach the team.”
Michigan football’s Jim Harbaugh channeling his “William Wallace”
As far as the NCAA investigation, there isn’t much Harbaugh and his players can do. In fact, all they can do is what they did against Michigan State — let their play do the talking.
Harbaugh indicated that’s the plan and said he channels his “inner William Wallace” which is a reference to the movie Braveheart and the historic Scottish Knight.
Wallace rampages through the English Army in the movie. There’s also a famous scene of Mel Brooks, who plays Wallace in the film, yelling at his troops, “They can take our lives, but they can never take our Freedom.”
It seems like exactly the kind of mindset that Michigan football needs to go scorched earth on the rest of the Big Ten.