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Chris Clark (football)
Michigan's Jim Harbaugh attacking recruiting in dead period

Jim Harbaugh's oft-repeated life mantra from his father: "Attack this day with an enthusiasm unknown to mankind." Welcome back to the recruiting world. The new Michigan coach's unrestrained energy is temporarily stifled, limited by the recruiting dead period. Until Jan. 15, college coaches can only call a prospect on the phone, write a letter or send an email. No in-person contact, on or off campus, so Harbaugh is trying to affect the recruiting game however he can within those boundaries. "He's going to go after the big fish initially," Midwest recruiting analyst Josh Helmholdt said. "He's done that already. I've talked with...