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Former Michigan QB Addresses Possible Shot At Jim Harbaugh

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators.

ARLINGTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 02: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warmups before the college football game against the Florida Gators at AT&T Stadium on September 2, 2017 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Jim Harbaugh was making headlines for some not-so-flattering reasons on Monday, as a weird story surfaced about Michigan's head coach via a former Wolverines' quarterback.

According to former Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight, who's now at UCLA, Harbaugh is not a fan of chicken.

From Bleacher Report:

How do you explain the Harbaugh Experience? Former Michigan (and current UCLA) quarterback Wilton Speight tells a story to sum it up nicely. Early in his Michigan tenure, Harbaugh pulled Speight aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered fairly safe by nutritionists. When Speight asked why, Harbaugh said, "because it's a nervous bird."

"He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork," Speight says. "And he believes it, 100 percent."

Harbaugh was also being mentioned on social media because of a tweet from another former Michigan quarterback.

Former Michigan QB John O'Korn appeared to take a shot at Harbaugh.

Many, of course, assumed that O'Korn meant that former players do not like Harbaugh. However, he says that is not the case.

O'Korn says his tweet was not about Harbaugh.

Who was it about, then? Maybe the fans...

Regardless, it hasn't been the most ideal 24 hours of social media activity for Michigan's football program.