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Source: Michigan self-imposes 3-game Jim Harbaugh ban

Michigan is self-imposing a three-game suspension for coach Jim Harbaugh to begin the 2023 season, stemming from alleged violations committed during the COVID-19 dead period, a source told ESPN.

Harbaugh will miss home games against East Carolina, UNLV and Bowling Green before making his return to the sideline for Michigan's Big Ten opener Sept. 23 against Rutgers. In July, he had seemingly been set for a negotiated resolution and a four-game suspension to begin the season, but the NCAA's infractions committee rejected the agreement earlier this month, sources told ESPN's Pete Thamel.

Harbaugh will be allowed to coach during the week but will be barred from coaching the three Saturday games, a source told ESPN.