Thursday, December 14, 2017
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Michigan's Jim Harbaugh takes on Alabama's Nick Saban on Twitter

Jim Harbaugh is not afraid of challenging anyone, including Alabama coach Nick Saban.

The Michigan coach responded to Saban, the eventual Hall of Famer, Tuesday night on Twitter after Saban criticized satellite camps.

A post on Harbaugh's page (@CoachJim4UM) read: "Amazing" to me- Alabama broke NCAA rules & now their HC is lecturing us on the possibility of rules being broken at camps. Truly "amazing."

As with his previous Twitter comments against Tennessee's Butch Jones and Georgia's Kirby Smart, he did not use the opposing coach's name.

Speaking at the SEC meetings Tuesday, Saban said he was not blaming Harbaugh for the camps. But his extended statement leading up to that was about the camps being open for problems because they weren't watched.

One of Saban's assistants recently resigned for what was reported as a recruiting violation issue.

In late February and early March, the Wolverines held nearly a week's worth of practices at IMG Academy in Bradenton. And Harbaugh, a longtime friend of USF coach Willie Taggart, plans to return to the bay area for a joint camp with the Bulls on Saturday as part of an extensive tour.

Auburn: Backup running back Roc Thomas will transfer, coach Gus Malzahn said. Reports surfaced last week that the junior wished to go to Jacksonville State; if he lands there he'd be eligible to play immediately because it's a Division I-AA program.

Baylor: The school consulted legendary former Bears coach Grant Teaff about who should lead the program in the wake of a major scandal. Teaff made one recommendation: Jim Grobe. "He embodies the characteristics most of us aspire to," Teaff said Tuesday by telephone. Grobe, 64, will be introduced Friday as Baylor's acting coach. Art Briles was suspended with the intent to fire last week after a scandal broke involving coverups of sexual assault allegations against players.

Texas Tech: A player kicked off the team last month stole at least seven guns after burglarizing a Lubbock home in December, according to an arrest affidavit. Robert James Castaneda, 20, told investigators he took a gun safe with at least seven weapons as well as a television and a camera during a Dec. 20 burglary, according to the affidavit, made public Tuesday. The former offensive lineman is free on $5,000 and, if convicted, faces up to 20 years in prison.

Men's golf: Host Oregon and top seed Texas advanced to today's final at the NCAA Championships in Eugene. The Ducks, seeded sixth after four rounds of stroke play, defeated No. 3 LSU 3-1-1 in the match-play quarterfinals, then took out No. 2 Illinois 3-2. The Longhorns won both of their matches 4-1, against Big 12 rival Oklahoma then No. 4 seed USC in the semifinals.

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