Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh has beef with Penn State’s James Franklin: ‘I have bigger fish to fry’

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Michigan Wolverines Football coach Jim Harbaugh has responded to comments made by Penn State coach James Franklin about the design of the Michigan stadium he believes is designed for teams to fight in a tunnel leading to the dressing rooms.

Nittany Lyons Franklin He went to the “Big House” in Ann Arbor on October 15, and dominated in the second half, leading the Wolverines to a 41-17 win. But, during the break, the two teams met in that tunnel he was talking about and got into a screaming match.

“The only tunnel is a problem and it has been,” Franklin said last Tuesday via The Athletic. “We are not the first team to enter a dangerous match in the tunnel.”

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Penn State coach James Franklin, Nittany Lyons, looks during the second half of a game against the Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Harbaugh returned to Franklin in the comments he made the athlete On Monday, saying that it was Franklin who started the confrontation in the beginning.

“All they have to do is go into their locker room,” Harbow explained. “I could clearly see that they had just stopped and wouldn’t let us go up the tunnel. It seemed like a secondary ploy to try and get us out of our locker room. It looked like [Franklin] He was the leader of the gang of everything.”

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Harbaugh served Franklin’s squad, Enemy of the Big Tentheir first loss of the season as the Wolverines were the No. 5 team in the country facing No. 10 Nittany Lions.

Football coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a college football game against Penn State team Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Football coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines is seen on the sidelines during the first half of a college football game against Penn State team Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.
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Because of their position as one of the best teams in the country, Harbaugh eventually shrugged things off.

“I have a bigger fish to fry than worry about that kind of whining,” he said.

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The Wolverines used their running game to own the Nittany Lions, with Donovan Edwards and Blake Corum taking two touchdowns in this game and over 100 yards. Edwards only had 173 yards in 16 hits, and Corum had 166 yards in 28 touches.

Head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the second half of a college football game against Penn State team Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan.  The Michigan Wolverines won the game 41-17 over the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions.

Head football coach Jim Harbaugh of the Michigan Wolverines reacts during the second half of a college football game against Penn State team Nittany Lions at Michigan Stadium on October 15, 2022 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Michigan Wolverines won the game 41-17 over the Pennsylvania State Nittany Lions.
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After beating Penn State 25-3 in the second half, Michigan won its seventh game of the season, unbeaten. They moved to the No. 4 team in the country behind Georgia, Ohio and Tennessee. Pennsylvania moved to No. 13.

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