Wolverines can’t get coronavirus, obviously.
Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh is counting on a college football season in 2020, in spite of the coronavirus continuing to create chaos across the United States. Colleges are confronted with an unique situation in that students and campuses house far greater numbers on a routine, day-to-day basis than expert sports.
Well, the Wolverines head coach weighed in on the coronavirus when again, stating that there’s absolutely no chance that the return of sports might exacerbate the situation.
Jim Harbaugh, on progressing with plans for fall football season: “COVID belongs to our society. It wasn’t brought on by football or brought on by sports. There’s no expert see today that I know that sports is going to make that worse.”
— Austin Meek (@byAustinMeek) July 8, 2020
” COVID is part of our society,” Harbaugh stated.
Here are Jim Harbaugh’s responses to today’s coronavirus-related concerns, how they’ve affected the offseason/the potential of a season happening (or not occurring), and so on pic.twitter.com/1L2Y2MY1wn
— Orion Sang (@orion_sang) July 8, 2020
While medical professionals and medical science proponents have all advised wearing masks and social distancing– both things that sort of fly in the face of playing football– Harbaugh doesn’t appear to be following the same professionals as the greater U.S.. The coronavirus is spread out from individual to individual via beads in the air and close contact with others, per the CDC.
Needless to say, Harbaugh’s in reverse reasoning was met with a bit of criticism from Twitter:
Is it me, or does Jim Harbaugh seem like he’s angling for a task with Florida State or U of Miami?
Sounds like he would be a best fit someplace in Florida … https://t.co/h6Z7LcP72 e
— Dutch Simmons (@thedutchsimmons) July 8, 2020
Today validated my belief that Jim Harbaugh often does the Michael Scott thing.
That is, begin a thought without any idea where it’s going and hope for the best.
— Connor O’Gara (@cjogara) July 8, 2020
Football may not have triggered the coronavirus, but playing it without being accountable is just going to make it even worse.