It’s becoming a never-ending cycle.
SEC coach or official says something about Michigan or its coach, Jim Harbaugh. Harbaugh responds to said SEC coach or official on Twitter.
So far, SEC commissioner Greg Sankey, Georgia coach Kirby Smart and Tennessee’s Butch Jones have been indirectly referred to on Harbaugh’s Twitter account that boasts 439,000 followers.
The latest to get a cryptic subtweet from Harbaugh is Alabama coach Nick Saban.
Speaking at the SEC spring meetings on Tuesday, Saban ranted about satellite camps, comparing them to the “Wild Wild West.”
Harbaugh is the coach credited with starting the satellite camp craze. But Saban wasn’t pointing fingers at any one in particular in his response on the topic.
“I’m not blaming (Michigan coach) Jim Harbaugh,” Saban told reporters. “I’m not saying anything about it. I’m just saying it’s bad for college football. Jim Harbaugh can do anything he wants to do. I’m not saying anything bad about him, if he thinks that’s what’s best. There needs to be somebody who looks out for what’s best for the game, not what’s best for the Big Ten or not what’s best for the SEC or not what’s best for Jim Harbaugh, but what’s best for the game of college football.
“The integrity of the game. The coaches, the players and the people that play it. That’s bigger than all of this. That’s what somebody should do. Now, who is doing that? I don’t know because right now since we have the Power 5, everybody is politicking for what they want for their conference. That’s why I said there needs to be a college football commissioner.”
Still, that didn’t stop Harbaugh’s Twitter fingers on Tuesday night.
"Amazing" to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly "amazing."
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) June 1, 2016
Don’t expect Saban to respond any time soon.