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Jim Harbaugh Fires Back, Calls Out Alabama's Nick Saban

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We knew this was coming.

Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Alabama head football coach Nick Saban did his best to not make things personal with Jim Harbaugh while expressing his displeasure with satellite camps.

Saban on Tuesday said that it was "amazing" that nobody pointed out that NCAA rules could be violated unintentionally at the camps, but would not say that Harbaugh himself was doing anything wrong.

That did not stop Michigan's head coach from responding.

"I'm not blaming Jim Harbaugh, I'm not saying anything about him," Saban said Tuesday, via AL.com. "I'm just saying it's bad for college football. Jim Harbaugh can do whatever he wants to do. I'm not saying anything bad about him if he thinks that's what's best. There needs to be somebody that looks out for what's best for the game, not what's best for the Big 10 or what's best for the SEC, or what's best for Jim Harbaugh, but what's best for the game of college football — the integrity of the game, the coaches, the players and the people that play it. That's bigger than all of this.

"That's what somebody should do. Now who's doing that? I don't know. Because right now since we have the Power 5 everybody's politicking for what they want, for their conference. There needs to be a college football commissioner."

Saban's concerns will not stop the Wolverines from camping. Michigan kicked off its 39-stop tour on Tuesday.