Jim Harbaugh blames James Franklin for U-M/PSU tunnel dust-up

The Michigan and Penn State soccer groups acquired right into a halftime shouting match within the tunnel at Michigan Stadium throughout their recreation on Oct. 15. After the sport, Penn State coach James Franklin mentioned there needs to be a coverage in place to maintain that from taking place sooner or later, however Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh thinks in any other case.

On Monday, Harbaugh informed reporters that he would not assume there is a matter and that it wasn’t the tunnel or a coverage that brought about the scuffle.

“Like you saw, pretty clearly, that [Penn State players] completely stopped. They weren’t letting us get up the tunnel,” Harbaugh mentioned Monday. “And it just seemed like such a sophomoric ploy to try to keep us out of our locker rooms. And [Franklin] looked like he was the ringleader of the whole thing.”

Franklin made feedback after the sport, saying he would like there to be a buffer between when the groups enter the tunnel and go to their respective locker rooms. He mentioned that having one tunnel is an issue and that there needs to be new insurance policies created to forestall something from taking place sooner or later.

“All there has to be is a two-minute or minute buffer in between the two teams,” Franklin mentioned on the time. “This team is in before that team gets close and however we want to do it. But we’re not the first team that’s had issues like that.

“To me, underneath the present construction, we can’t be the final.”

There were no reports of anything physical transpiring, but after the game, Michigan offensive lineman Trevor Keegan said his teammates claimed food was thrown.

“I did not get a sandwich thrown at me, however R.J. [Moten] got here as much as me and mentioned, ‘I simply acquired hit with a PB&J within the face,'” Keegan said. “So, I assume they have been. I did not see that, however that is what he informed me.”

Harbaugh mentioned he is not centered on the scuffle as he and his group put together to face in-state rival Michigan State this week.