By Marc Lawrence, PlaybookSports.com — The Big Ten Conference announced Friday it was suspending Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh from being on the sidelines at games for the remainder of the regular season after it found Harbaugh and his staff conducted an illegal sign-stealing operation. The question is was the terms and length of the suspension enough?
Per Forbes, Harbaugh’s suspension only applies to game days, meaning he can still coach practices, and it only applies to the regular season, meaning if the team qualifies for the postseason he can return, including for the Big Ten championship game.
Harbaugh is not allowed to be at the venue on game day for the remaining three games after this Big Ten ruling.
Excuse me, but it’s almost like a pat on the back. You’re either pregnant or you’re not.
Watch and see how Michigan’s season moves forward. The undefeated Wolverines, the No. 3 team in the College Football Playoff rankings, will play No. 10 Penn State on Saturday without their head coach. Michigan is 9-0 and a strong contender to both win the Big Ten and compete for the national championship in the College Football Playoffs.
Now it’s the NCAA’s turn to do the right thing and suspend them from the College Football Playoff. Ohio State fans can only dream.