January 18, 2013
We've got the goods on Harbaugh's recruitment
By JOHN KRYK, QMI Agency

San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh walks the sidelines in the fourth quarter during their NFL NFC Divisional playoff football game against the Green Bay Packers in San Francisco, California, January 12, 2013. (REUTERS)

As a fun thing to do, San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh this week arranged for plaques to be hung above each player’s locker.

Each plaque contained a photo and bio of the player from during his high school recruitment.

What about one for Harbaugh?

“They didn’t have the internet back in 1982 that I’m aware of,” Harbaugh said.

Fortunately, however, the John Kryk Football Archives go that far back.

As an unofficial college and Michigan football historian of sorts, I possess far too many musty boxes in my basement, to my wife’s chagrin. One produced the accompanying goods.


At his Wednesday news conference, Harbaugh sold short the modest buzz that actually did surround his own high school recruitment.

“I think in my day I was a fantastic player,” Harbaugh said. “But, for some reason, people just couldn’t see it. The college scouts and the scribes and the pundits just for some reason did not see it.”

Maybe so, but Harbaugh was name


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