John Harbaugh weights in on brother's plans for Michigan spring practice in Florida

If it seems like everyone has an opinion on Jim Harbaugh's plan to take Michigan's football team to Florida for spring practice, there is probably good reason.

After all, the topics involved include, "Jim Harbaugh," "football" and "the NCAA," and these days almost everyone has an opinion on all of those things, right?

So it came as little surprise Tuesday that Jim's brother, John, told WTKA radio "it's kind of funny" to see how the SEC, ACC and NCAA president Mark Emmert have responded to Michigan's plans.

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"I think it's kind of funny," Harbaugh said. "It's interesting to watch. I wish they would be a little bit careful about just jumping out there and taking a stand, a moral outrage kind of a position on things that really are fun things, that are creative and fun and good for the sport.
"To take a position and say that this is wrong or this is bad, there's a lot of things going on in this world right now that deserve moral outrage that we need to be concerned about. But, young kids taking a spring trip down to Florida to practice football, is not one of those things."

The coach of the Baltimore Ravens went on to say he was "shocked" Emmert stated his opposition and added, "I think people need to lighten up a little bit, enjoy it."

Regardless of the reaction, all signs point to Jim Harbaugh plowing ahead with his plans.

The school confirmed last week when it announced plans to hold a prime-time spring game on April 1 that spring practice will begin in Bradenton, Fla., on Feb. 29.