On Monday, following Michigan’s hard fought 28-10 win at Purdue on Saturday, Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh sounded off about the visiting locker room at Purdue’s Ross-Ade Stadium.

Harbaugh’s main gripe was with the training table in the locker room, which he called “not good” and “from the ’20s”.

“I wish I would’ve taken a picture of the actual table that is given to the visitors to put players on when they’re injured,” Harbaugh said. “It looked like it was from the ’20s. It’s ripped. It’s just not good. I think that’s a pattern in the Big Ten.”

The issues arose following a brutal hit to Michigan quarterback Wilson Speight, knocking him out of the game without a penalty. Speight couldn’t be examined at the stadium because of the dated infrastructure.

Speight was taken to a nearby health center after the injury for X-rays because the coach said Ross-Ade Stadium’s medical facilities weren’t sufficient to address the issue on site.

Harbaugh and Michigan also reportedly had an issue with the lack of air conditioning in the locker room.

Somewhat surprisingly, Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer backed up Harbaugh’s assertions about visiting locker rooms across the conference.

Purdue has a bye this weekend before hosting Minnesota on October 7th. Will PJ Fleck’s Golden Gophers have a better experience at Ross-Ade than Harbaugh’s Wolverines? Stay tuned.


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