Jim Harbaugh is always good for a sound bite. I mean, this is the same guy who said there are so many illnesses in the world because we eat poultry, and chicken is a “nervous bird”. Harbaugh is also not one to shy away from controversy. His soon to be released book will be full of it, including an outright accusation against SEC schools for cheating.
The book, entitled ” Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football” dives into some of these accusations. Michigan’s head coach speaks at length on the disparity in spending by schools on activities such as recruiting saying that “(It’s) hard to beat the cheaters”.
Now Harbaugh likely doesn’t mean the overall spending in recruiting that team report, as Michigan ranks pretty high in that regard. Michigan spent $1.39 on recruiting this past cycle, which was the 6th most in CFB. What he is likely getting at is the behind the scenes money that everyone knows is exchanged but pretends it isn’t.
It’s been proven year after year that teams that spend the most in recruiting land the best-recruiting classes. Teams that land the best recruiting classes also are the ones that dominate the college football world.
This isn’t Harbaugh first spat with the way the SEC operates. A few years ago he was outspoken against the SEC’s use of satellite camps which he said cause unfair advantages they can cause.