At press time, Harbaugh had sent Michigan’s athletic department an envelope containing a heavily annotated seating chart, a list of the 63,000 seat views he had found unsatisfactory, and a glowing 70-page report on section 25, row 12, seat 9, which he claimed is “exactly what the great sport of football is all about.”
So, I'm innocently fast forwarding through most of the Michigan-Michigan State hockey game, trying to assign blame and credit. When I stop right before the second State goal, the play-by-play guy says this, verbatim:
When we got done [talking to Jack Johnson, Sr.] he said "my son will be here for at least two years at Michigan, you can be sure of that."
I've heard that from a second source who also had talked with Johnson, Sr., though the timeframe was not expressed so explicitly. Now I know we've been burned before, but I'm just saying. Just sayin'. Tentative yay!
By the way, the two-minute crosschecking penalty was definitely a hit from behind into the boards and should have been five and a game. But y'all probably knew that.