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Penn State, Michigan players respond to Jim Harbaugh suspension

Former Penn State and Michigan football players took to social media to react to Jim Harbaugh’s suspension on Friday.



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Michigan Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy and coach Jim Harbaugh before action against the Purdue Boilermakers at Michigan Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 4, 2023.

Friday was one of the strangest days for the sport of college football in recent memory. All of us were glued to our computers and phones awaiting the news of Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh. The Big Ten decided to hand out its punishment of the Michigan head coach less than 24 hours before kickoff between Penn State football and Michigan. A top-10 Big Ten East showdown that could have post-season implications at stake. After the news broke about Harbaugh’s status, Michigan football players took to social media to show unity.

Michigan football players respond to Jim Harbaugh suspension

Around 4 pm Eastern time on Friday afternoon the news was broken by ESPN’s Pete Thamel. He reported that the Big Ten decided to suspend Jim Harbaugh from coaching from the sidelines on game day effective for the final three games of the 2023 regular season. That suspension impacts today’s game against Penn State as well.

Not only has this process moved fast, for a decision has to be made after the Wolverines took off for State College. But overall, Michigan players both former and present were not happy with this announcement. This led to a single word “Bet” being posted by many players.

Starting with star QB JJ McCarthy.

Even Tom Brady showed his support for the movement on social media.

Penn State players react to Michigan player’s tweets

It didn’t take long for Penn State football players to throw their hat into the ring for this movement. While Michigan might be at a disadvantage without their head coach, one might argue it’s nothing like the alleged advantage they’ve had the past few seasons with the alleged sign stealing by Connor Stallions.

Former Penn State safety and current Chicago Bear Jaquan Brisker.

Same with former Penn State quarterback and current Green Bay Packer Sean Clifford.

Even current Penn State football players caught on to the trend, with DT Zane Durant joining in late last night.

Michigan football is currently in the process of seeking a temporary restraining order, which could allow Jim Harbaugh to return to the sidelines before today’s noon kickoff.

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