Michigan quarterback Wilton Speight was forced to leave to leave the Wolverines’ 28-10 win over Purdue on Saturday due to a hit that knocked him out of the game. That meant he was forced to not only leave the field, but leave Ross-Ade Stadium altogether because Purdue did not have an onsite X-ray facility.
Michigan Radio: Speight taken in a mini-van to an off-site X-ray facility because Purdue doesn't have the ability to give X-rays here.
— Nick Baumgardner (@nickbaumgardner) September 23, 2017
Jim Harbaugh met with the media Monday and called on Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany to force Purdue to update its medical facilities and visitors locker room, which is somehow not air conditioned.
Was absolutely brutal. Shocked no one passed out in the locker room https://t.co/a1OSZZQV1E
— Garrett Moores (@gmoores11) September 25, 2017
Harbaugh said Purdue’s locker room was ‘like a hot box. It’s not good. It needs to addressed by the commissioner… immediately.”
— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) September 25, 2017
Portion of Harbaugh’s rant pic.twitter.com/yu9s8CXyHn
— angelique (@chengelis) September 25, 2017
It’ll be interesting to see what Purdue head coach Jeff Brohm has to say when he takes his turn in front of the media.
Update: We now have that response from Purdue. Of note: Michigan was aware of the lack of air conditioning and raised no issue before the game.
Purdue statement: Mich. toured lockerroom in July & knew there was no AC. Purdue offers "temporary accommodations." Michigan made no request
— Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) September 25, 2017
— mike carmin (@carmin_jc) September 25, 2017