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Michigan football coach Jim Harbaugh has clarified some recent comments about mental health.
The UM coach, who is advocating for letting players transfer once with immediate eligibility, has been in some hot water after some thought he was insensitive on the subject when discussing players using mental health as a reason to transfer.
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On of his former players, James Hudson, tried to use mental health as an explanation for why he transferred out of the Wolverines program. It’s clearly a topic that hits close to home for the coach and program.
Harbaugh said the following in part on Friday during a ESPNU interview, according to Cincinatti.com:
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And the other piece that bothers me about it is the youngster that says, ‘This is a mental health issue. I’m suffering from depression.’ Or that’s a reason to get eligible. And once that’s known: ‘Hey, say this or say that’ to get eligible. The problem I see in that is you’re going to have guys that are, ‘OK, yeah, I’m depressed.’ Say what they’ve got to say. But down the road I don’t see that helping them if it’s not a legitimate thing. But nobody would know. But what are you going to say? Ten years down the road – ‘I just had to say what I had to say?’ And I think you’re putting them in a position that’s unfair, not right.
I care very deeply about mental health. I’m not saying everybody’s lying about that. Just saying ‘OK, this is America.’ You started at this...
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