Jim Harbaugh not only picked up a nice recruit when Donovan Jeter, a four-star defensive end from Beaver Falls, Pa., backed out of his commitment to Notre Dame and switched to Michigan.
Harbaugh also picked up some nice compliments. At Brian Kelly’s expense.
Harbaugh “might be the coolest dude I ever met in my life,’’ Jeter told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “He doesn’t act like he’s important. . . .He’s real down to earth and humble. He’s easy to talk to. Talking to Brian Kelly wasn’t fun. It wasn’t cool. You have to make an appointment just to go to his office. Coach Harbaugh has an open-door policy. Every one of Michigan’s coaches has an open-door policy.’’ The rest of this article is available to subscribers only – to become a subscriber click here.