MANATEE -- Michigan's open practice this Friday isn't so open.
The final spring practice for the Wolverines' football program is labeled open to the public. It's scheduled to start at 5 p.m. at IMG Academy, and is a chance for both players and high school coaches to attend.
Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema on Wednesday shared his view on Twitter about visiting the open practice.
"After early meetings and lift tomorrow with our players," he tweeted. "Thinking about heading to watch an open practice tomorrow at IMG with staff."
Despite having his dates mixed up, the NCAA nixed the idea.
"Just found out from NCAA office we can't go to IMG open practice because in NCAA football it's a quiet period," Bielema tweeted Thursday morning. "Maybe next year #Jamaica."
The spring trip for Michigan's football team, which coincides with the school's spring break, received criticism from Southeastern and Atlantic Coast conference commissioners and coaches about robbing the Wolverines of their spring break.
Georgia head coach Kirby Smart said Harbaugh was trying to gain a competitive advantage.
That advantage, which places Michigan in the heart of SEC country at a facility that is home to several of the top recruits in the country, is something Harbaugh dismissed after Monday's opening practice at IMG Academy.