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REPORT: Big Ten suspends Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh from sideline

BREAKING: The Big Ten Conference has suspended Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh ahead of this weekend’s game at Penn State.



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Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh on the field before action against the Illinois Fighting Illini at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. Michill 111922 Kd 311

Today, amid the rumors and allegations of illegal sign-stealing methods against Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh and others, reports indicate that the Big Ten will take unprecedented action against Michigan. As of right now, the Wolverines’ long-time head coach is reportedly going to be suspended from coaching on the sidelines for the rest of the regular-season, according to sources from Pete Thamel.

Big Ten expected to suspend Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh from the sideline

The Big Ten Conference is reportedly taking action against Michigan football by suspending long-time head coach Jim Harbaugh. Not only would this make Harbaugh the first coach to ever be suspended twice in the same season, but it could also mark some uncharted territory for both the conference and the Wolverines, as Michigan is expected to follow up with a lawsuit.

This week, Michigan football sent a 10-page letter to the Big Ten, outlining why it feels that the conference was overstepping its bounds, its lack of evidence, its lack of authority, the lack of ties between Jim Harbaugh and the scandal, and much more. Additionally, Michigan’s letter contained a warning to the Big Ten regarding widespread cheating within the conference and setting a bad precedent in that regard.

Wolverines could take this to court before the Penn State game tomorrow, but time is scarce

From here, Michigan will likely take this to court in hopes of gunning down the Big Ten’s motion. Seeing as tomorrow’s game against Penn State is less than 24 hours away, there is a good chance that U-M will not have the time it needs to fast-track this to a judge.

The three games that Michigan football is yet to play this year are: at No. 10 Penn State, at Maryland, and against No. 1 Ohio State. If the Wolverines win out, they will be playing in a third-straight Big Ten Championship Game next month, likely making the College Football Playoff along the way. That said, as of right now, it sounds like Michigan will have to make do without Jim Harbaugh on game days.

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