The nutty Michigan coverage isn't so much about Harbaugh as it is a signal to the Big Ten that Fox wants to party.
Signing Day 2011
Edit: I thought it was more common knowledge how long Meyer was after Kalis, but I guess not. See this thread here for proof that it wasn't "one call". http://mgoblog.com/mgoboard/kalis-tells-meyer-back "Recruting him hard" doesn't mean called once and said, "Interested?"
Just a random little note. I'm reading Stewart Mandel's take on Signing Day 2012 at SI.com, when I come across this little note about Meyer at OSU (Emphasis Mine).
Eight of the 25 players Ohio State signed Wednesday were committed to other schools before Meyer's arrival, including four-star defensive tackle Tommy Schutt (Penn State) and defensive end Se'Von Pittman (Michigan State). On Wednesday, Meyer added tackle Kyle Dodson, a former Wisconsin pledge. "It's pretty simple," Meyer said Wednesday. "You ask a guy if he's interested, and if he says no, you move on."
Tremendous: Speaking of phone calls, did you decide to answer it when Urb hit you up a few weeks ago?
Kyle: Well, it happened like this: I heard the phone ring one night and I saw it was a 614 number and knew who it was right away because it was right after a speech he gave. Before I had a chance to stop my mom, she had picked it up, so I had to talk to him.
C'mon, man. Oversigning with limitations AND baldface lying?
That interview by Tremendous at http://thisismichiganfootball.blogspot.com/2012/01/tremendous-makes-friends-with-kyle.html
You can read Mandel's whole article here. http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=Kalis+%22told+my+mom+not+to+answer%22