Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh Calls For NCAA To Look Into 1 Rule

first_imgjim harbaugh on the sideline at the ohio state gameCOLUMBUS, OH – NOVEMBER 24: Head Coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks up at the scoreboard in the third quarter after the Ohio State Buckeyes scored at Ohio Stadium on November 24, 2018 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Michigan 62-39. (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is calling for the NCAA to look into one rule aspect of the college football world.Harbaugh, who’s both benefited and victimized from major college football transfers, would like the NCAA to look into transfer rules.Michigan has landed former five-star quarterback Shea Patterson from Ole Miss, but the Wolverines have also lost some former top prospects in Aubrey Solomon and James Hudson.The NCAA now has a “transfer portal,” making college football transfers even more talked about.Harbaugh recently said on his “Attack Each Day” podcast that the NCAA needs to look into its transfer rules.“It needs to be decided, too, amongst everybody across the college football landscape how it’s going to be treated,” Harbaugh said. “It was a case where, if you decided to transfer, you had to sit out a year from playing a sport – you’re ineligible. Or is that that anybody has a one-time transfer that they can make? A one-time transfer rule. Right now, I don’t know where we’re at. Somewhere in the abyss?”Harbaugh isn’t the only one who feels this way.The Michigan head coach is not anti-transfer, though. He’ll gladly support a player leaving his program if it’s not a good fit.“Yeah, we’ve had that experience,” Harbaugh said. “Ja’Raymond Hall was a young man who came in as a mid-year. Within a couple weeks, he wanted to, he asked to be able to transfer. The thing I counseled him on was – one: if you transfer right now, you’ll violate this NLI rule, which I believe, at that time, you had to sit out for two years. Plus, you’d be leaving without passing a semester’s worth of classes. My advice to Ja’Raymond was: right now, you and me, we’ll sit down and circle this date on the calendar. One year from now. Give it your absolute best, pass classes, get the education. Work hard as a football player to improve as much as you can, and a year from now, if you feel the same way, yes – we’ll grant you that permission to speak to other schools.”You can view his full comments here.last_img