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A New Excerpt From Jim Harbaugh's Book Is Drawing Criticism

Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines for the Michigan Wolverines.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA - DECEMBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on against the Florida Gators in the first quarter during the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 29, 2018 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Mike Zarrilli/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh was heavily criticized on Wednesday for his comments made to Michigan insider John U. Bacon. The head coach of the Wolverines reportedly said "it’s hard to beat the cheaters."

Well, it appears Harbaugh is under fire again for his latest remarks.

In September, Bacon plans on releasing a new book called Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football. It'll dive into the Harbaugh era in Ann Arbor.

Obviously Harbaugh is very proud of Michigan, but the polarizing coach might be knocking down other schools at their expense. The latest quote from him that is going viral addresses the type of student-athletes that he tries to recruit.

Harbaugh ultimately believes that Michigan is the one school that can compete athletically and academically with any other program.

"Most of the players we recruit are good enough to play for Alabama or Clemson and smart enough to play for Ivy League schools," Harbaugh said. "If you don't win in the classroom on Monday, you won't be here for many Saturdays."

Here is the

This is from Michigan’s Matt Dudek via the Forbes review is the book. Gag me.

— Dan Wolken (@DanWolken) August 22, 2019

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It's a bold take from Harbaugh, who evidently isn't lacking confidence when it comes to his school pride.

This probably won't be the last we hear from Harbaugh, especially with Bacon's book on the verge of being released.