Well, it has been quite an interesting year already for Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines. Between Harbaugh flirting with the NFL, the NCAA bringing allegations against Harbaugh and the Wolverines, including a Level I infraction, having multiple key players (including Blake Corum) announce they are returning to the Wolverines for the 2023 season, Harbaugh announcing he too is returning to the Wolverines, and co-offensive coordinator Matt Weiss being put on administrative leave pending an investigation regarding computer crimes, there has been no shortage of news coming out of Ann Arbor. But, apparently, we are not done yet.
Jim Harbaugh refuses to say he lied to investigators
According to a report from Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports, Harbaugh refuses to say he lied to investigators about any of the violations against the Michigan Football program.
According to sources, Harbaugh has acknowledged his program committed four Level II violations, as the NCAA initially alleged. He has further apologized to the university that they occurred. However, he has refused to sign any document or publicly state that he was ever untruthful with the enforcement staff.
The 59-year-old has maintained he didn’t recall the events when first speaking with investigators but that he was never purposefully dishonest.
This is reportedly the result of two recruits visiting during a dead period, and a receipt surfacing of Harbaugh having purchased food for those recruits. Purchasing a meal for recruits in itself is a minor violation, but Harbaugh supposedly told NCAA investigators that he never bought the food.