Pac-12 submits NCAA proposal aimed at preventing Michigan’s spring break practices in Florida


Jim Harbaugh used to be a member of the Pac-12 coaching fraternity but it turns out that isn’t doing him much good now that he’s no longer in the league and still ruffling feathers from coast-to-coast.

As pointed out by USA Today, the power five conferences recently submitted a host of new NCAA proposals for consideration at the association’s 2017 convention and one of them might be a bit eyebrow-raising to Wolverines fans.

It seems as though the Pac-12 has offered a proposal that would bar programs “from holding off-campus practices that are not related to an away or neutral-site game during a school vacation period that occurs outside a team’s regular playing season.”

Essentially, no more trips to Florida for Michigan’s spring practice. Harbaugh had made waves for taking his team to the IMG Academy for several spring practices, prompting a national discussion on the issue.

While many in the SEC were not happy at the practice, and even asked the NCAA to step in, it appears the Pac-12 is the one who actually submitted a formal proposal to limit the sojourns to warmer weather by Harbaugh and others.

Arizona State hires Beau Baldwin as offensive coordinator

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Arizona State has hired former Cal Poly head coach Beau Baldwin as its next offensive coordinator.

The school announced Baldwin’s hiring of new coach Kenny Dillingham‘s staff a week after he resigned at Cal Poly.

The 50-year-old Baldwin spent three seasons as the Mustangs’ head coach, going 4-21.

Baldwin previously served as California’s offensive coordinator for three years after a nine-year stint as Eastern Washington’s head coach. He went 85-32 at Eastern Washington and won the 2010 national championship with three trips to the FCS semifinals.

Baldwin also served as Central Washington’s head coach in 2007.

Stanford QB Tanner McKee declares for NFL draft

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STANFORD, Calif. – Stanford quarterback Tanner McKee is leaving school to enter the NFL draft.

McKee announced his decision on Thursday after a disappointing junior season on an overmatched Stanford team.

McKee completed 62% of his passes for 2,947 yards, 13 touchdowns and eight interceptions this season as Stanford went 3-9 for a second straight year.

Stanford will undergoing an overhaul with coach David Shaw stepping down after 12 seasons and several players expected to transfer.