“As a youngster, I remember the circus coming to town…”

It’s the quiet period, right?  Schools can’t talk directly with recruits now, right?  Even Jim Harbaugh can’t talk to recruits at IMG, right?

The thing is, Harbaugh doesn’t really need to talk to recruits right now.  He’s letting Michigan’s spring practice trip speak for itself.  And the message is coming through loud and clear:

K.K. Hahn, a receiver at IMG who will be going to Ann Arbor as a preferred walk-on in the fall, said the energy around Michigan is palpable.

“It definitely feels like something is happening right now,” said Hahn, who is from Bethesda, Maryland.

Joshua Uche, a linebacker from Miami and a Michigan signee, made the three-hour trip north with his high school coach to watch the Wolverines and spend some time with his future teammates.

“[Harbaugh] finding that loophole and doing something different, being outside the box, is pretty cool to me,” he said.

This is what’s really freaking out Greg Sankey’s coaches.  And getting the NCAA to shut trips like this down isn’t going to change that as long as Harbaugh has the initiative.  Much like Nick Saban has done, Harbaugh will simple find another way to push the envelope and will gain attention in doing so.

In the meantime, he’ll be at another satellite camp this summer.  In Alabama.

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10 responses to ““As a youngster, I remember the circus coming to town…”

  1. ScoutDawg

    Saban should just cut these Coaches, and their kids off from his program. He is the Al pimp.

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  2. South FL Dawg

    I can’t decide if Harbaugh is the new Nick Saban or the new Lane Kiffin.

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  3. Skeptic Dawg

    I have to admit, I dig what Harbaugh is doing. He may not present it in the manner of my liking, but I give the guy credit. I also find very humorous to watch the SEC offense play puppet to the coaches that are bent over the Michigan deal. To use a school holiday as the reason is embarrassing. As the Senator posted a few days ago, when will we hear about Auburn’s Thanksgiving basketball trip?

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  4. W Cobb Dawg

    Lotsa luck getting a bama kid to go to michigan. Average HIGH temps in January/February for Ann Arbor are what, mid 30’s at best?!

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  5. ASEF

    Harbaugh is 0-2 against MSU and OSU. Stuff like this makes people forget about that for a season at best.

    If he hits 0-4, it doesn’t really matter how many sleepovers, satellite camps, or spring break trips he takes.

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  6. I wonder when will he come around in Georgia.

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  7. Hogbody Spradlin

    Looking at this another way, Harbaugh’s General Sherman act is a sign of weakness. Rust Belt states have been bleeding population for a couple of decades, and the Big Ten long ago lost it’s ability to draw black players from the South by claiming segregation. Harbaugh’s working a hollow angle. He has to come South to tempt players to the cold Midwest.

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  8. JCDAWG83

    I don’t have any problem with this, but I’m sure the NCAA will cave in to the coaches who are having a fit. The NCAA won’t ban trips like Harbaugh is doing, they’ll find a sneaky, back door way of stopping it. I can see them making the programs who do the trips count every hour of the week toward their limit of Spring practice time. Instead of counting each day’s practice as 3 or 4 hours, they would make the program count each day as 24 hours of practice since the program was requiring the players to be at the week long “practice”.

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  9. Wait and See

    Harbaugh’s going to Bama territory? Updike going near the buses?

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