Jim McElwain, Jim Harbaugh continue long-distance banter about QB, roster questions

GAINESVILLE, Fla.  — Neither Florida coach Jim McElwain nor Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh would reveal a starting quarterback Monday in their respective press conferences, continuing to duel each other with non-answers and references to the other side.

Michigan, in response to NJ Advance Media’s Freedom of Information Act request for a roster, finally replied with a list of its scholarship players on Monday. Meanwhile, the school included in its game notes for the week a “2017 team roster” listing only former Wolverines now in the NFL.

McElwain was asked about the approach Harbaugh has taken toward the roster matter.

“You know, I don’t know. Each guy is his own. He obviously felt that they needed to do some things to become relevant. That was his choice in doing it, which is probably not something I’d do. That’s all right,” he said.

Meanwhile in Ann Arbor, Mich., Harbaugh played off McElwain’s cloak of secrecy regarding the Gators’ quarterback position.

“We’re not announcing our starting quarterback,” Harbaugh said, according to Land of 10’s Rachel Lenzi. “As I said before, people make a lot of a big deal about our roster or not announcing a starting quarterback. I have not seen a starting quarterback come out of Florida. Never any mention of that. Very interesting.

“So, yes, we’d like to have that information from them. I’m sure they’d like to have that information from us. So right now, neither is giving that information.”

Only five more days of this until kickoff Saturday in Arlington, Texas.

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