Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh ruffled a lot of feathers in the SEC when he announced plans to hold Michigan football practice at IMG Academy in Bradenton, FL, but others are already starting to follow suit.
Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio was asked about Harbaugh's plan during a fan event on Thursday night, and said that his program is already thinking of following suit.
"I think it's creative; there's no question about that," Dantonio said, via MLive.com. "From our standpoint, we've never thought to do that, but we're thinking about it nowadays.
"If we want to go to Florida or someplace else in Texas or something like that, it would be our option to do that, and I guess that's allowed right now. I do think it's important to have a level playing field."
SEC commissioner Greg Sankey has asked the NCAA football oversight committe to review Michigan's plans, saying that players should not have to give up their spring break to practice. However, there currently isn't a rule that would prohibit teams from having spring practice somewhere other than campus or working during spring break.
IMG Academy is one of the premier high school football programs in the country, and objectors are saying that Michigan will gain an unfair recruiting advantage by holding practice there.Back to the Michigan State Spartans Newsfeed