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Jim Harbaugh says there's a prejudice against football

Jim Harbaugh talks about the prejudice against football.

After the Baltimore stop of the Michigan satellite camp tour ended on Monday, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh was not afraid to speak about what was on his mind after the event is over.

With the rapidly changing rules of not being able to take pictures or sign autographs for fans, it appears that rules and stipulations are being implemented almost at will by the NCAA.

Speaking to ESPN on Monday, Harbaugh says that there isn't a doubt in his mind that the game of football is under attack, especially during his summer satellite tour.

"There's not doubt that there's prejudice against football," Harbaugh said. "At the pro level, at the college level, at the high school level, at the peewee football level, they've got something against football. We'll overcome it, we'll overcome that."

To support his claim of prejudice, Harbaugh brings up the game of lacrosse where, to him, the standards and expectations are different.

Or, simply put, people are just 'against football.'

"Just people against football, I kind of see it that way," Harbaugh said. "Let's take lacrosse, for example. White sport, rising affluent sport and they recruit them in the eighth grade, they have dead period for a couple days in August. I mean, it's a totally different situation. It bothers us but if its a test of wills, then we're going to fight for the youngsters and the student athletes and their families, and for the game of football itself."


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