Jim Harbaugh responds to Jim Rome’s criticism on Twitter
Watch out, Jim Rome.
Tuesday, the radio host criticized Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh for walking out on a media availability after reporters asked for details about suspended players.
“Maybe you forgot over the summer that it’s their job to cover your team, not asking you what your favorite Drake album is,” Rome said on The Jim Rome Show. “Just like they’re not there to write another tired story about your latest throwback jersey, or your Walmart khakis, or your latest shirtless photo from satellite camp, or another (attack) on the SEC.
“They’re not on your staff, they do not work for the university. You preside over an alleged national power. If you suspend guys, reporters are going to ask you about it. They’re just doing their job, so you should do yours and answer the question.”
So Harbaugh posted an infamous video of former Purdue and NFL QB Jim Everett attacking Rome on set because he wouldn’t stop calling him Chris.
We don’t exactly know what it means, so we’ll leave it at that.
— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) August 17, 2016
Rome, of course, responded on Twitter a few hours later, citing the Ohio State-Michigan score from Harbaugh’s first year with the Wolverines.
Roasted! Damn, you got me good. Like 42-13 good. https://t.co/qAkYtqYKiB
— Jim Rome (@jimrome) August 17, 2016
Rome also had some more harsh words for Harbaugh on his show.
“If anybody thought this was going to be a kinder, gentler Harbaugh since he went home to Ann Arbor to rescue the football program, make no mistake, it’s the same exact guy. Nothing’s changed. Same guy. Same insanely intense dude that got run from Frisco, because he was miserable,” Rome said. “He runs way too hot and he was wearing people out. Don’t get it twisted now. Great coach. Unbelievable coach. I’m sure he’ll do a great job there. But when you have a coach who wins as he wins and nobody is ever sorry to see him leave, that tells you a little something about that guy.”