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Jim Harbaugh has caught some heat for his recruiting methods in the past. But no matter what your opinion of grown men having sleepovers with high school boys is, it’s hard to deny that this man gets it. During his undefeated Michigan Wolverines’ bye week, Jimmy Slacks took to California for some recruit face time. In his quest for talent, Harbaugh found himself working the chain gang at a game between St. Mary’s and El Cerrito High. The motivation? A steak sandwich.
“They needed a guy. I was promised a tri-tip steak sandwich at halftime, that was all I needed to hear,” Harbaugh told reporters.
In typical Harbaugh fashion, he also managed to get some time on camera out of it.
That’s called being on the grind. While Nick Saban drinks wine and blood on his throne of human remains and Urban Meyer gets cybernetic heart implants, Coach H is out there hitting the bricks. It looks like he’s working up a sweat while he’s at it too, either due his decision to rock a sweater in the Bay Area or because he’s fiending for a taste of some sweet beef sandwich action. You’d have to think that sandwich was something special if it could coerce a top tier college coach to run the chains, but this is Jim Harbaugh. He might have done it for a bag of beef jerky.
It’s clear Harbaugh is as into meat as he is football. A couple weeks ago, Harbaugh went out and absolutely decimated Rutgers, running up the score to nearly 80, almost certainly all in order to eat a massively discounted Ruth’s Chris steak. That 78-0 victory earned him 50% off on what looked like a pretty nice cut and some ice cold milk. (Yeah, milk and steak. This man is insane.)
The right incentive for Harbaugh is basically the only thing Michigan needs to go on and win a championship. Promise him a free trip to Jess & Jim’s in Kansas City for a win over the rival Buckeyes. He’ll get his boys to win by at least two scores. A playoff spot could score him free Chicago Italian Beef sandwiches for a year straight. If UM really wants to win a championship, they’ll write a 200-acre cattle ranch in the heart of Texas into Harbaugh’s contract.
Though, again, this is Jim Harbaugh. A free Grand Slam from Denny’s might be all anyone needs to offer him.
The ball is in your court, Michigan. As long as you dangle a ribeye in front of Harbaugh like it’s a carrot on a stick the sky is the limit..
[via NY Daily News]