The Big Ten has suspended Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh from being on the sideline during games through the remainder of the regular season amid the NCAA’s investigation into allegations of sign-stealing by the Wolverines football program.
ESPN’s Pete Thamel first reported the ban. Harbaugh will still be allowed to coach during the week.
While Harbaugh has yet to be disciplined by the NCAA, ESPN reported on Nov. 4 the most likely outcome of the NCAA’s investigation would be a suspension.
The latest suspension marks the second time Harbaugh has been suspended in 2023. Michigan issued a self-imposed three-game ban on Harbaugh to start the season that stemming from an alleged recruiting violations during a COVID-19 dead period.
The discipline comes as the Wolverines are preparing to play Penn Stateon Saturday in a matchup of two top-10 teams.
Michigan (9-0) is currently No. 3 in the College Football Playoff Top 25 rankings. Harbaugh has led the program to 22 wins in its last 23 games dating back to the start of the 2022 season.