If you’re having Jim Harbaugh satellite camp fatigue, we’re sorry, but there’s been an important update.
The Michigan coach is at a camp Tuesday at South Alabama. And in keeping with his tradition of wearing professional athlete jerseys depending on the state he’s in, Harbaugh decided to do the unthinkable: wear a former Alabama player’s jersey.
Here he is representing former Crimson Tide and current Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones:
If you haven’t been following along, here’s the rub: last week, Harbaugh got into it with Alabama coach Nick Saban. Essentially, Harbaugh is pro-satellite camp while Saban is not.
Jones — a three-time Pro Bowler — played for Saban and the Crimson Tide and they won the 2009 national championship together. He grew up in Foley, Ala., which is an hour away from the South Alabama campus that’s hosting this Harbaugh-led satellite camp.
Perhaps Harbaugh could make the argument that he’s wearing this particular jersey because there are no professional teams in Alabama and Jones is one of the best athletes to come out of the state. So why wouldn’t he wear it?
Alabama fans are probably just relieved he’s not sporting a houndstooth hat in honor of famous coach Paul “Bear” Bryant.