The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Title says it all.
Remember the 5 star at the UA AA Bowl who chose Alabama despite his mom sitting next to him, who wanted him to go to LSU? According to the mom, Saban closed the deal by offering the recruits girlfriend a job. Bama of course can't comment on any prospective student athlete until after a LOI comes in. But this, while dirty as all hell, isn't actually against NCAA rules. It only is for basketball recruiting. The NCAA makes zero sense. If we were worried about Saban finding new loopholes after the SEC "cracked" down on oversigning, here's one he found.
Title says it all. Maxwell Football Club names Brady Hoke the 2011 Coach of the Year. Third Michigan coach to receive it after Bo and Lloyd.
If you're looking for a little pick me up on the recruiting front, 6 out of 7 recruiting experts over at ESPN predict Diamond to Michigan. It's behind a paywall, but I'll link for those that can access:
Also interesting to see tOSU the favorite for Davonte Neal and Jamal Marcus even though they are supposodely over their cap for the year already. There is a lot of negative you can say about Urban, but his history at Florida was actually on the right side of the law when it comes to over recruiting, so this will be interesting...
As the recruiting sky is falling for some, AA.com talked to some of our recruits, as well as Allen Trieu who has spoken with recruits not even committed to Michigan, and they universally say Michigan is doing it the right way. They're not using bad situations at other schools to taint recruits views, and are promoting Michigan. Quotes not only from Trieu, but Wormley, Darboh (and his guardian), and one from Pipkins that the "Hoke touching kids" crowd will love.
So remember, we may not be getting every one, but we're doing it the right way.