Nick Saban tries to end ‘beef’ with Jim Harbaugh
It seemed all along that Nick Saban was an unwilling participant in his conflict with Jim Harbaugh, and now he’s doing his best to end the “beef.”
Saban spoke from his charity golf tournament on Thursday and said he has no issues with the Michigan coach.
“I have no beef about Jim Harbaugh,” Saban said. “Jim Harbaugh is fine with me. I didn’t say anything about him and I’m not saying anything about him right now. Everybody has the right to manage their program like they want. I’m not in any way critical of anything he’s doing or has done or anything else. I don’t really care.”
The issues started when Saban expressed his concerns over satellite camps — a practice Harbaugh took to the next level with Michigan. Harbaugh responded to Saban’s concerns by firing a missile at him.
Saban was clearly unaware that his criticism of Harbaugh would lead to such a harsh response, and you can tell he really doesn’t want to be a part of this.
“I’m worried about what we do, what our program does, what our players need to do, what our coaches are doing,” he said. “That’s enough for me; that’s as much as I can handle.”
Harbaugh is truly asserting himself as top dog off the field. Now his teams have to match that on the field as well. And as of now, the Wolverines trail the defending champion Crimson Tide in that department.