Urban warfare: Did Harbaugh poke Meyer over recruit snag in tweet?

BY foxsports • February 7, 2015

Was Jim Harbaugh just catching up on some 19th century Scottish poetry Saturday morning?

Or was he taking a shot at Urban Meyer, Ohio State and the recruiting controversy over Cass Tech's Mike Weber?

Early Saturday afternoon -- a time when Harbaugh will be making news on football fields this fall -- he made some on Twitter instead:

"Thought of the day -- What a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive! -- Sir Walter Scott"

The line is from Scott's 1809 poem "Marmion" and is one of the most-quoted lines from British poetry, even if its often attributed to William Shakespeare.

Harbaugh didn't add any explanation, but he must know it will be seen as a shot at the Buckeyes.

Ohio State narrowly edged out Michigan in the race to recruit Weber, one of the nation's best running backs, and running backs coach Stan Drayton played a huge role in their sales pitch.

The problem came one day after Weber signed the National Letter of Intent, binding him to the Buckeyes. That's when Drayton announced that he was leaving the school to take the running backs coach job with Jim Fox and the Chicago Bears.

Weber posted to Twitter that he was "hurt" by the situation, and Cass Tech coach Thomas Wilcher on 105.1 radio that his player had a "heavy heart".

"I can tell you right now that his family is not very happy," Wilcher said in a Friday interview with WMGC host Matt Dery. "I'm not mad at Coach Drayton. I'm mad at the protocol. Tell young men what's going on, so that they can believe in the university. I think this is a black eye on the university."

Now, just when it looked like the story might die down over the weekend, Harbaugh has added fuel to the fire.

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