Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is not backing down from his well-publicized tweet criticizing Alabama coach Nick Saban. Not even a little bit.
In fact, he may have thrown a little more fuel on the fire that is the satellite camp disagreement between the two high-profile coaches.
Speaking to the media following a satellite camp appearance in Georgia on Thursday, Harbaugh said that he found Saban’s recent comments at the SEC spring meeting to be “very hypocritical.”
ESPN’s Derek Tyson captured the Wolverines coach’s response when asked about Saban:
VIDEO: Jim Harbaugh on his tweet about Nick Saban. pic.twitter.com/UT6Ii4GoGs
— Derek Tyson (@DerekTysonESPN) June 2, 2016
The disagreement stems from Saban’s comments during a meeting with the media in Florida on Tuesday, during which he referred to satellite camps as the “Wild, Wild West” of college football.
“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.”
Harbaugh snapped back with a pointed tweet 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
In response to that, Saban told ESPN’s Chris Low that he didn’t really care what Harbaugh thought or tweeted.
Given Harbaugh’s comments on Thursday, Saban is surely to be asked about the topic again. It will be interesting to see if he decides to continue the somewhat heated back-and-forth through the media.