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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh: NCAA hit home run with new redshirt rule

Count Jim Harbaugh among the fans of college football's new redshirt rule.

Speaking on the latest edition of his podcast, "Attack Each Day," the Michigan head coach called the new redshirt policy — announced in mid June — “a good rule.”

“That’s really player friendly, student-athlete friendly,” Harbaugh said. “The rule had been that you could play in four games and still be redshirted, but they had to be within four of the first six games and there had to be an injury (as to) why you didn’t play in the remaining games. And if you played one play after the sixth game, then you would lose that redshirt opportunity.