Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and former Ohio State interim head coach and longtime assistant Luke Fickell are in a war of words over a former top recruit.
James Hudson, a former four-star defensive tackle recruit who transferred to Cincinnati, is the subject of discussion.
In the process of transferring, he petitioned the NCAA for a waiver claiming mental health issues.
The NCAA ruled against Hudson after he reportedly failed to report any mental health issues while at Michigan.
On Tuesday night, Harbaugh responded to comments from Fickell suggesting Michigan “didn’t work to help the kid out.”
Here are his full comments via Orion Sang of the Detroit Free Press.
Here's Jim Harbaugh's answer when asked if he had seen what Luke Fickell said today regarding the situation of James Hudson pic.twitter.com/Aq5yKV1jQf
— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) August 14, 2019
Clearly the two coaches don’t see eye-to-eye when it comes to the transfer process.
In an interview with ESPNU earlier this summer, Harbaugh questioned some players who claimed to be transferring because of mental health issues. He received criticism for his comments suggesting players took advantage of the transfer process by claiming to be “depressed.
In the end, Hudson’s waiver request was denied and he’ll have to sit out the 2019 season.
It’s too bad these two programs won’t face off on the gridiron this season.
We’d pay to see it.