Harbaugh tells Georgia coach to get lost with Michigan spring practice talk

Harbaugh fires back with tweet.
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At this rate, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh won’t be welcome in SEC country with open arms anytime soon. 

Harbaugh orchestrated a rather unique setting for his program’s spring practice session for the 2016 season, as the Wolverines will be traveling to Bradenton, Fla., for a portion of their spring break. Starting Sunday, Michigan will set up shop at IMG Academy, an institution that boasts some of the top high school talent in the country. 

As such, Michigan will work out in the beautiful Florida weather while expanding its brand’s footprint to the talent-rich region. 

This "loophole" isn’t sitting well with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey or NCAA president Mark Emmert, and on Monday, Georgia head coach Kirby Smart voice his displeasure, too. 

Speaking to an audience during the Macon Touchdown Club’s annual jamboree, Smart acknowledged Michigan’s legitimacy for hosting practice at IMG Academy, but admitted that this "practice" will need to be addressed at some point. Via the Athens Banner-Herald:

Delving into the issue deeper, Smart believes the ambiguity surrounding spring practice at a out-of-state location is an issue: 

Harbaugh, on Wednesday, responded in true Harbaugh fashion, offering a not-so-subtle jab directed at Smart over Twitter:

Suffice it to say the buzz surrounding the week of practice will surely continue to draw much in the way of controversy and exposure.