I think he knows what Rome is. Rome is the mob. Conjure magic for them and they’ll be distracted. Take away their freedom and still they’ll roar. The beating heart of Rome is not the marble of the senate, it’s the sand of the coliseum. He’ll bring them death – and they will love him for it. (Gracchus, from the film “Gladiator”)
OK, let’s rein it in a little.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, who took his team to Florida for spring practices in 2016, will be taking his team to Rome this year, approximately four months before the NCAA makes it illegal to take a football team off campus during spring break.
He simply is taking advantage of a loophole this spring before the NCAA tightens it in August.
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