Ex-Notre Dame football star blasts 'blueprint' following Harbaugh exit

Former Notre Dame football captain isn't happy at all with the way Jim Harbaugh is being treated since leaving the Michigan Wolverines.
Jim Harbaugh is leaving Michigan to become head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers.
Jim Harbaugh is leaving Michigan to become head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers. / Melanie Maxwell / USA TODAY NETWORK

When the news broke that Jim Harbaugh was leaving the Michigan Wolverines for the San Diego Chargers, there were quite a few different reactions. There was mine. That Harbaugh is a coward who is running away from NCAA sanctions.

There are those who believe that he's one of the best of all time, who is simply returning to the NFL because he feels like he has a job to finish. And then there are people like Mike Goolsby, who thinks the Michigan head coach who is following a roadmap he doesn't much like.

The former Notre Dame football captain took to social media not long after the news broke and offered up his opinion on the whole situation. It's clear that he is not in any way, shape or form, a fan of what Harbaugh's step up the ladder means for the sport.

"Modern day blueprint for success in CFB..." Goolsby wrote on Twitter. "Cheat then slip off to the league. Stay one step ahead of sanctions. *Poodle Pete tips his cap. So gross."

Goolsby is certainly not the only person who thinks that it's too easy for Harbaugh to avoid any real punishment for several different NCAA infractions. It's important to remember that the Michigan Wolverines head coach served two different suspensions this season.

That's nothing something you see everyday. It's the kind of thing that would mean the end of quite a few careers. But Jim Harbaugh won a National Title so he gets a raise and a promotion.

Notre Dame football star finds Jim Harbaugh's exit, 'gross'

Certainly at least part of the reason Goolsby doesn't like what's happening with the Wolverines is because he played when Notre Dame football and the Big Ten power were old, old rivals who faced off every year.

But it's also clear that his disgust in this situation isn't born entirely out of his loyalty to Notre Dame football. A lot of it is born from his loyalty to the sport. Which is hurt when this kind of thing goes unchecked.