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Jim Harbaugh Rips Big Ten For Infringing On High School Football

Jim Harbaugh is less than pleased with the Big Ten's decision to play football on Friday nights.

The Big Ten will start having Friday night contests beginning in 2017, as part of the league’s new TV deals with ABC/ESPN and FOX. Not every team was onboard with the Big Ten's decision, as both Michigan and Penn State said they would not host a game on Friday night.

Now, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is joining the conversation, and he made his position clear. Harbaugh is not a fan of the decision, and he took to Twitter to declare his disappointment in the Big Ten.

Friday nights are primarily used to promote high school football, hence the saying "Friday night lights." Harbaugh is clearly frustrated with the conference's decision to "infringe" on the rights of high school football. Still, other schools in the Big Ten like Illinois and Purdue could use a little extra exposure.