Brandon Jacobs vs. Jim Harbaugh feud escalates: 'Michigan will fire him when I am done'

Former Giants running back Brandon Jacobs is having an epic beef with Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh.

The Brandon JacobsJim Harbaugh beef has hit a new, kind of crazy level.

The ex-Giants running back ripped the Michigan head coach, who he spent one year with as a 49er, out of the blue. Harbaugh then returned fire on Twitter, as he tends to do with his adversaries. 

Now Jacobs has returned the favor, and the fiery former short-yardage hammer seems to want Harbaugh’s job. 

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OK then.

It’s hard to see how Michigan will be firing Harbaugh any time soon. All he’s done since returning to his alma mater is go 20-6, appear in the Orange Bowl, turn college football on his head and see his salary rise to a national high of $9 million a year. Jacobs seems to think differently, though. Rutgers probably wouldn’t mind if he was right.

If you are wondering how the hell this all started: Jacobs called in to CBS Sports Radio’s ‘Tiki and Tierney Show’ earlier this week. He told former Giant teammate Tiki Barber and Brandon Tierney that Harbaugh “had no idea” when he played under Harbaugh with the Niners in 2012.

“I knew more about football than they led on,” Jacobs said, via The Detroit News. “Going somewhere where they didn’t have route conversions into certain coverages was just absurd. They were just running routes in the defense and getting people killed.

“Size and strength is what they had and that’s why they won. Let’s be real. They had great assistant coaches, but Jim didn’t know what he was doing. Jim had no idea. Jim was throwing slants into cover-2 safeties and getting people hurt. That guy knew nothing, man.”

The Niners did play in the Super Bowl that season, though, losing to the Ravens. They lost to the Giants in the 2011 NFC title game, and then fell to the Seahawks in the 2013 conference championship game. So Harbaugh likely knew something. 

Harbaugh then responded to Jacobs with this very Harbaugh tweet: 

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And Jacobs also had this to say:

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Harbaugh has not responded to the firing threat. Yet.

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