Nick Saban has ‘no beef about Jim Harbaugh’

The Detroit News
Nick Saban

Alabama coach Nick Saban says he has no issues with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

“Look, I have no beef about Jim Harbaugh,” Saban said Thursday before his annual Nick’s Kids charity golf event at the Overton Country Club in Birmingham, according to a report on “Jim Harbaugh is fine with me. I didn’t say anything about him, I’m not saying anything about him now.”

There was some back-and-forth between Harbaugh and Saban last week regarding satellite camps.

“You have a coach (Saban) that has recently broken rules, and has that in their history, is lecturing us as coaches on potentially violating rules,” Harbaugh said last Thursday at a camp in Atlanta. “And I thought it was hypocritical. I thought it was a hypocritical act.”

Saban has said he doesn't care what Harbaugh thinks or tweets, and reiterated Thursday he is focused on his program.

“Everybody’s got the right to manage their program like they want. I’m not in any way critical of anything that he’s doing or has done or said or anything else,” Saban said Thursday, according to “I don’t really care. I’m worried about what we do, what our program does, what our players maybe do, what our coaches are doing. That’s enough for me. That’s as much as I can handle.”

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