Meanwhile in Ann Arbor…
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has some interesting thoughts about which meats his players should be eating.
One of the surprising details in Bleacher Report’s long feature on Mississippi quarterback Shea Patterson is Harbaugh’s ideas about what proteins should be consumed.
“How do you explain the Harbaugh Experience? Former Michigan (and current UCLA) quarterback Wilton Speight tells a story to sum it up nicely. Early in his Michigan tenure, Harbaugh pulled Speight aside and told him not to eat chicken, a protein that is considered fairly safe by nutritionists. When Speight asked why, Harbaugh said, ‘because it’s a nervous bird.'”
“He thinks some type of sickness injected its way into the human population when people began eating white meats instead of beef and pork,” Speight says. “And he believes it, 100 percent.”
Well, alright then.
Speight suffered an injury to his spine during a game against Purdue last season, which ended his year. He transferred to UCLA as a graduate transfer so he’s available to play immediately for new coach Chip Kelly.
It’s not clear if he’s back to eating chicken or whether Patterson has agreed to stop.