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Brandon Jacobs: “Michigan freaks” blew up Jim Harbaugh comments

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Former NFL running back Brandon Jacobs has had plenty to say about the brief time he spent playing for Jim Harbaugh with the 49ers, but he thinks Harbaugh’s biggest fans are overreacting.

Jacobs said he didn’t expect his comment that Harbaugh didn’t know what he was doing as coach of the 49ers to get so much attention, and he blames Michigan fans for making it a bigger deal than it needed to be.

“It’s something that got blown out of proportion,” Jacobs told All Access Football. “The Michigan freaks blew it out of proportion.”

Jacobs reiterated what he has said many times: He and Harbaugh do not get along.

“Me and Jim, we don’t get along, he don’t like me and I don’t like him. He’s doing a good job at Michigan. On the college level he’s doing what he’s supposed to be doing. I don’t knock what Jim is doing. Again, I don’t like him, he don’t like me, and that’s just where we leave it.”

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57 Responses to “Brandon Jacobs: “Michigan freaks” blew up Jim Harbaugh comments”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Jun 5, 2017 7:21 PM

    They’ve agreed to disagree….. and to disparage from time to time.

  2. LoCoSu@%s says: Jun 5, 2017 7:23 PM

    Is it the norm in this country now to make statements one day and then do a 180 a few days later.
    You know what you said, Brandon, stand by it and take what is disdhed out to you like a man.

  3. intrafinesse says: Jun 5, 2017 7:25 PM

    Brandon Jacobs is mouthing off again. When have we seen this act before? Oh year, when he left the Giants. And when he left SF.

  4. motown81 says: Jun 5, 2017 7:25 PM

    What did he expect when he says it’s his primary goal to get Jim Harbaugh fired? Did he expect everyone who is a fan of Harbaugh or Michigan to not make a peep? He essentially came across as a bitter stalker who is obsessed with a former employer and got fired. Clarification, he actually is a bitter stalker who threatened to get his former boss fired.

    Brandon, your career is over. You are history. You are a total stalker. It’s sad/scary.

  5. motleytrap says: Jun 5, 2017 7:29 PM

    Another NFL player who doesn’t hear what he says.

  6. pastabelly says: Jun 5, 2017 7:45 PM

    Jim Harbaugh is very relevant and that bothers Jacobs. At some point, Harbaugh will be back in the NFL on his own terms. He’s a great coach who should look for a position with a great owner where he’ll get final say on personnel

  7. haywoodjablomey says: Jun 5, 2017 8:01 PM

    Jacobs is still butt-hurt that Harb’s benched him.

    Harb’s is still winning.

    Jacobs is still whining.

  8. Jack Gorman says: Jun 5, 2017 8:04 PM

    Whatever; Jacobs is irrelevant.

    What’s next?

  9. brazin99 says: Jun 5, 2017 8:30 PM

    JB would’ve been a perfect Seahawk before Harblow got booted out of San Francisco.

  10. learysdisciples says: Jun 5, 2017 8:33 PM

    Jacobs’s is right.

  11. tiller21 says: Jun 5, 2017 8:39 PM

    Go blue!!!

  12. droppedinagreasefire says: Jun 5, 2017 8:43 PM

    Thank you for telling us how you feel.

  13. nyjets1017 says: Jun 5, 2017 8:54 PM

    If Jacobs ran the ball like he runs his mouth he’d be a first ballot HOFer

  14. monarch76 says: Jun 5, 2017 8:58 PM

    Harbaugh is losing to the buckeyes just like he is supposed to! All is well OH

  15. vinzclorth0 says: Jun 5, 2017 8:59 PM


  16. 26predator says: Jun 5, 2017 9:13 PM

    Back peddle much?

  17. ourworldinmotion says: Jun 5, 2017 9:13 PM

    Yo Brandon… Why didn’t you say it like it was. You just didn’t get along with Harbaugh. I mean, ragging on his coaching style is ridiculous. Where are the 49ers now?

  18. vottorific says: Jun 5, 2017 9:15 PM

    LOL! said all buckeye fans!

  19. amishninjas says: Jun 5, 2017 9:17 PM

    Last week Brandon wasn’t stopping until he got Jim fired. What happened to that?

  20. alwaters9 says: Jun 5, 2017 9:27 PM

    His IQ is lower than his uniform number was.

  21. jeremycrowhurst says: Jun 5, 2017 9:59 PM

    Didn’t know that every member of the media went to Michigan. Learn something new every day!

  22. terrellblowens says: Jun 5, 2017 10:03 PM

    Guy’s career became total garbage as soon as Burress shot himself. Overrated and he showed it once there wasn’t anyone to be tripled teamed by DBs

  23. arvinkp says: Jun 5, 2017 10:04 PM

    Sorry Mr. Jacobs, I hate Michigan Wolverine football and you are still not only wrong, but you evidently can’t seem to bury the hatchet and move on with your life. Let it go and be free…

  24. tigershark0052 says: Jun 5, 2017 10:15 PM

    If Jacobs didn’t run his mouth so much, I’d forget that he exists. Forgettable career.

  25. kwspence121 says: Jun 5, 2017 10:27 PM

    Harbaugh is a tool and looks to have a mental problem.

  26. bigdaddystyle says: Jun 5, 2017 10:28 PM

    Jacobs was an imperfect RB with a love for talking trash. As a Giants fan, I liked him a lot. He had some major highlights and told Rex to shut up when Rex deserved to be put in his place.

    Harbaugh comes off as a preening know it all. Jacobs loves to mess with those types.

  27. bradygirl12 says: Jun 5, 2017 10:39 PM

    It’s hard to walk back a statement like “he doesn’t know what he’s doing”. Harbaugh still took the high road. Jacobs, instead of claiming that Michigan’s fans blew it out of proportion,should just quietly go back into being irrelevant.. End of story.

  28. smstonerock says: Jun 5, 2017 10:44 PM


  29. wolfiereasonedlife says: Jun 6, 2017 12:05 AM

    Brandon was right. After the 49ers released him he went back to the Giants and had a monster year then retired to start the clock for his HOF nomination. Yup. If only he got more carries in SF Harbaugh would have a ring.
    Alternative facts

  30. Angry Orange Man says: Jun 6, 2017 12:34 AM

    I really like Brandon Jacobs as a Giants fan, but I respect Harbaugh for what he’s done as a coach. I really think Brandon should just keep his mouth shut moving forward though. He’s not making himself look good.

  31. akboot says: Jun 6, 2017 12:50 AM

    Jun 5, 2017 8:43 PM

    Thank you for telling us how you feel.
    Said no one, ever.

  32. akboot says: Jun 6, 2017 12:51 AM

    lol snowflakes

  33. billybone says: Jun 6, 2017 1:02 AM

    Gotta love the offseason…when idiots and their story come to light because there is nothing else going on in the NFL. SMH

    Ever notice everybody that’s talked about in the offseason isn’t in Jan and Feb?

  34. aj66shanghai says: Jun 6, 2017 2:35 AM

    Mentioned in a comment above, I feel like the whole country is taking crazy pills. Does nobody remember his words? He said nothing about him doing a good job at the college level, in fact he said quite the opposite and that he would get him fired for it. Just, wow. People used to watch their words so carefully, because a reputation took a lifetime to build and could be ruined with one lie or one slip of the tongue. Now, say whatever you want, then say something totally different the next day, and by day 3 nobody remembers anything anyone said, or at least, nobody holds anyone accountable anymore.

    Not just a dig at POTUS though he is definitely the worst. I’m talking about everyone, it is everywhere all the time. Dems, GOP, supporters of both and everyone outside and in between. I’m not biting though. Words still mean something to me, and I won’t forget.

  35. bdwilliams3 says: Jun 6, 2017 2:37 AM

    I hated watching Jacobs run because for the biggest back in the NFL to be dancing is just shameful. Brandon Jacobs was the softest power back in the history of the NFL. His comments underscore his cotton soft nature.

  36. absolutevisuals says: Jun 6, 2017 3:11 AM

    I don’t know what went wrong but Jacobs needs a counselor. The man is too angry for no reason.

  37. alphafantasyfootball says: Jun 6, 2017 3:18 AM

    I’d say CTE was effecting his brain but he was so soft and went down at less than first contact so I don’t think he has CTE. He’s just in need of some psych meds.

  38. Ugadogs21 says: Jun 6, 2017 3:29 AM

    Good grief!
    They had a 6 month business relationship, max, including OTAs??? I can only imagine that the first girl to break up with Jacobs dealt with worse.

  39. mickmars says: Jun 6, 2017 4:35 AM

    Fleeting fame just called Brandon. Seems your 15 minutes were up 10 years ago. They’d like you to please cease and desist.

  40. thechickenexpress says: Jun 6, 2017 4:54 AM

    The only thing I enjoyed about the 2008 Super Bowl: Watching Brandon Jacobs shut his mouth and walk away when Vince Wilfork got in his face.

  41. nyneal says: Jun 6, 2017 5:01 AM

    Quote from Abe Lincoln: “I don’t like that man”…. “I think I’ll try to get to know him better”.

  42. derekgorgonstar says: Jun 6, 2017 5:12 AM

    Are the buckeyes paying off this moron?

  43. flviking says: Jun 6, 2017 6:49 AM

    “He don’t like me”. Maybe you should enroll in a couple of English classes at Michigan.

  44. stillperfect says: Jun 6, 2017 7:08 AM

    “He don’t like me”? How about he should go back to school and learn proper grammar.

  45. deprado1 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:12 AM

    Jacobs does have more Superbowls than Harbaugh (2) so he can talk a little.

  46. filthymcnasty3 says: Jun 6, 2017 7:42 AM

    This whole thing has a definite pre teen vibe to it.

  47. shurmanblog says: Jun 6, 2017 8:18 AM

    deprado1 , playing in a Super Bowl doesn’t give you the right to make stupid statements , not even a little .

  48. hitman21st says: Jun 6, 2017 8:38 AM

    They blew up his comments? IIRC, he said he was going to get Harbaugh fired from Michigan. Just own up to what you said Brandon.

  49. redright88thefumblethedrive says: Jun 6, 2017 8:40 AM

    kwspence121 says:
    Jun 5, 2017 10:27 PM
    Harbaugh is a tool and looks to have a mental problem.

    ** Jacobs There, fixed it for you.

  50. cafetero1075 says: Jun 6, 2017 8:51 AM

    Harbaugh turned around Stanford.
    Look at SF before and after Harbaugh was there.
    He got to the SB with Kaepernick as a QB.
    Anyone who says he sucks doesn’t know anything about football.

  51. bullcharger says: Jun 6, 2017 9:25 AM

    I don’t think it was only Michigan fans Brandon. It was also fans of logic, fans of reason, fans of common sense etc.

    Harbaugh has done nothing but improve teams and win where ever he has gone. He obviously knows what he is doing.

  52. jonathankrobinson424 says: Jun 6, 2017 9:49 AM

    Jacobs is OUT of the NFL….who cares what he has to say?. Harbaugh is a great coach at both the Pro and college levels and someday he’ll be a head coach again in the NFL. Jacobs should just take up a hobby.

  53. jag1959 says: Jun 6, 2017 10:48 AM

    Brandon, Brandon, Brandon…
    The best way out of a hole is seldom to keep digging.

  54. thirdistheworrd says: Jun 6, 2017 11:45 AM

    Brandon Jacobs attacking Jim Harbaugh is like Al Gore attacking Hillary Clinton

  55. postintelligence says: Jun 6, 2017 11:54 AM

    brazin99 says:

    JB would’ve been a perfect Seahawk before Harblow got booted out of San Francisco.

    Jandon Bracobs?

  56. foodiefoodnerd says: Jun 6, 2017 12:22 PM

    Ha, postintelligence! Funny and likely true.

    alwaters9 said:

    “His IQ is lower than his uniform number was.”

    I would guess that less than 5 percent of fans of teams other than the 49ers or Giants remember this gas bag’s jersey number, but since NFL doesn’t issue negatives, this is a sure bet.

  57. jjackwagon says: Jun 6, 2017 12:56 PM

    “Me and Jim, we don’t get along, he don’t like me and I don’t like him…”

    Brandon you give yourself too much credit. Five years ago, you had 5 carries for 7 yds over two games.

    I would be surprised if Harbaugh even remembers you.

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