Jim Harbaugh is playing this week in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am tournament, for which festivities at the famous trio of California golf courses began Wednesday.
Before his first shot, the Michigan coach found time to lob a shot across the bow on social media.
Question of the day: Does anyone find whining to be attractive? Just curious.
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) February 10, 2016
Seemingly, Harbaugh’s comment is a response to an effort this week by the Southeastern Conference to block Michigan from holding a week of spring practice at the IMG Academy, a talent-laden high school in Bradenton, Florida.
The league has asked the NCAA to prohibit teams from holding practice during spring break in order to preserve time away from the game for student-athletes.
No rule prohibits Michigan from taking its practice on the road during spring break.
SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey, without mentioning Michigan, told CBSSports.com that "one program" is cutting into the "free time" of its players.
"Let’s draw a line," Sankey said, "and say, 'That’s not appropriate.'"
Yeah, it sounds a little like whining.
Never mind, apparently, that numerous SEC programs in sports other than football hold practices and competitions during spring break.
Including golf, so maybe Harbaugh was just caught up in the moment on Wednesday at Pebble Beach.