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Jim Harbaugh's Getting Crushed For His Comments On Recruiting

A closeup of Michigan college football head coach Jim Harbaugh wearing a Michigan hat and jacket.

PISCATAWAY, NJ - NOVEMBER 10: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines coaches against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights during the third quarter at Stadium on November 10, 2018 in Piscataway, New Jersey. Michigan won 42-7. (Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images)

Michigan head football coach Jim Harbaugh is facing some criticism on social media for his latest comments about college football recruiting.

Harbaugh said it's "hard" to beat the "cheaters" on the college football recruiting trail in a new book set to be released.

The Wolverines' head coach spoke about the unfair advantages that certain programs down South have in comparison to his Ann Arbor school.

Harbaugh told the book's author, John U. Bacon, it's tough to beat the cheaters.

“Harbaugh, who has made plenty of enemies south of the Mason-Dixon line since taking over at Michigan, has poked the cages of SEC coaches repeatedly and in the book, speaks to the disparity in spending by simply telling Bacon, “(It’s) hard to beat the cheaters.”

It's unclear what exactly Harbaugh means by "cheaters," but it's probably not too difficult to imagine. Michigan's head coach is probably implying that certain programs in the SEC are paying players or offering impermissible benefits.

SEC fans aren't too happy with Michigan's head coach now.

The book, “Overtime: Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the Crossroads of College Football,” is expected to be released in early September.

Michigan opens its season on Aug. 31 against Middle Tennessee.

It's a huge year for Harbaugh, as the Wolverines enter the year with College Football Playoff expectations, ranked inside the top 10.