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Jim Harbaugh Takes Another Shot At SEC Over IMG Academy Spring Practice Issue

Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines blows whistle before start of the game.

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 29: Head coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines looks on during warm ups prior to playing the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 29, 2016 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

As long as Jim Harbaugh is coaching at Michigan, it appears that he will be at constant odds with the SEC. Harbaugh plans to take Michigan football to Florida's IMG Academy for a week of spring football, which will take place during Michigan's spring break. IMG is one of the most talent-rich schools in the country, making it an incredibly shrewd recruiting move by Harbaugh. Naturally, the SEC does not like that UM will be infringing on its grounds, similar to the satellite camp issue from last off-season, and the conference would like to block Michigan from making the trip.

The result is a back-and-forthwar of words between the two sides, and early this morning, Harbaugh posted another cryptic tweet with a link to a Detroit Free-Press article calling the SEC "silly" for raising the issue. 

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Based on the content of the article, it appears that the "talented magician" in question is the SEC, which almost certainly cares more about the recruiting advantage Michigan will gain at IMG than players having time off during spring break. 

Until the NCAA weighs in on the issue, which probably won't happen in time to block Michigan's trip, expect a few more shots to be fired from each side.