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Jim Harbaugh fires back at commentator who criticized him after rant about Purdue facilities

Michigan football coach fires back at Tim Brando over Twitter

Michigan football Coach Jim Harbaugh responded to Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando's criticism over Harbaugh not releasing an official roster during the offseason after the coach's rant about Purdue's facilities.
Michigan football Coach Jim Harbaugh responded to Fox Sports commentator Tim Brando's criticism over Harbaugh not releasing an official roster during the offseason after the coach's rant about Purdue's facilities.

ANN ARBOR, Mich. – Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh fired back at a commentator who criticized him for not releasing a depth chart after Harbaugh complained about Purdue's locker room and medical facilities.

Harbaugh held a press conference Monday and expressed his concerns about the lack of air conditioning in Purdue's locker room and the absence of X-ray capabilities on-site.

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Afterward, Tim Brando of Fox Sports tweeted a response that appeared to take a shot at Harbaugh's offseason tactic of not releasing an official roster.

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"I'll begin supporting Harbaugh's rant on locker room issues at Purdue as soon as he gives those broadcasting his games a depth chart," Brando tweeted.

Well, Harbaugh couldn't have that.

At 1:40 p.m. Tuesday, Harbaugh responded, quoting Brando's tweet with one of his own.

"Get a depth chart and you will support player safety," Harbaugh tweeted. "Difficult to understand your pundit rationale, but very revealing!"

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Harbaugh also tagged ESPN anchor Scott Van Pelt in the tweet, who apparently brought up the depth chart issue while talking about Harbaugh's rant during his show. Van Pelt clarified that he wasn't equating the two, and that he understood one was important while another is trivial.

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Brando later tweeted that his point was Harbaugh shouldn't have ranted about a fellow Big Ten team's facilities.

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