Jim Harbaugh scoffs at Purdue's substandard visitors facilities
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Despite earning a win at Purdue on Saturday, Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh left the Ross-Ade Stadium sour.

"I wish I'd have taken a picture of the actual table that is given to the visitors to put the players on when they're injured," he told reporters Monday, courtesy of Angelique Chengelis of the Detroit News. "It looks like it was from the '20s. It was ripped, it's just not good."

Purdue has invested siginificantly in stadium upgrades over the past number of years, but perhaps not enough in the visiting locker room. Harbaugh said his team was stuffed into a room with two urinals, no air conditioning, and bare of several necessities.

"Injured players can't get an X-ray, (they get) taken to a student health center in a van," he said. "We needed a brace for our player and there wasn't one at the facility we were taken to."

Harbaugh suggested plenty of schools in the Big Ten deprive visiting teams of an adequate locker room as a form of gamesmanship. He acknowledged its commonplace for home teams to have more luxurious facilities, but said the gap between home and road locker rooms wasn't so great in the Pac-12 when he coached at Stanford, or in the ACC when his defensive coordinator was at Boston College.

"It was so cramped, it was so hot, it was like a hotbox," he said of Michigan's locker room at Purdue.

Harbaugh added he hopes Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany looks into the issue.

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