Jim Harbaugh's recruiting strategy has come under fire a bit this week. Michigan pulled a scholarship offer from four-star offensive lineman Erik Swenson, who had been committed to the Wolverines since 2013. The scholarship was likely pulled to make room for other recruits, but it leaves Swenson without a school just weeks before National Signing Day.
Michigan's had a couple other de-commitments this week, too, but they don't appear to be forced by the Wolverines.
This has led to Harbaugh's recruiting tendencies being a topic of national discussion. While what he's doing isn't uncommon, it's never well-received. Just look a couple of these headlines.
- "Ethics no obstacle to Michigan's Jim Harbaugh dumping verbal commits" (Chicago Tribune)
- "Harbaugh, U-M back in the recruiting muck" (Detroit Free-Press)
Don't think Harbaugh isn't listening to what's being said about him, either. Late Thursday night, Harbaugh took to Twitter, appearing to subtweet all of his critics.
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This is a quote from Mark Wahlberg's "Shooter," but it also appears to be a way for Harbaugh to minimize what's being said about him without directly saying anything.
Or maybe it's just Jim Harbaugh being his weird self, tweeting out a quote from a movie he likes.