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In which Jim Harbaugh takes a completely new approach to recruiting.

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Georgia Tech student Ryan Pickren, who so infamously hacked the UGA calendar and altered the date of Clean, Old-Fashioned Hate to read "Get Ass Kicked By GT", has finally been cleared of all charges over a year after the prank was pulled. In fact, the only thing more legendary than the prank itself may have been UGA's extreme response -- the school prosecuted Pickren under the charge of "computer trespassing", a felony in Georgia with a maximum prison sentence of 15 years. It is also worth noting that Pickren lists the prank in the "projects" section of his LinkedIn account. Putting a person like that in jail should be illegal itself.

Georgia Tech legend Joe Hamilton will be heading the new Atlanta area expansion of the popular quarterback development program QB Country. The program, which specializes in the training of quarterback prospects from high school all the way up to the NFL, was originally founded in Mobile. It boasts a slew of top-tier quarterback talent across all levels, including Alabama's Jacob Coker and former Tide quarterback A.J. McCarron (currently of the Bengals). The announcement of the Atlanta expansion comes in tandem with news of a new Charlotte branch, which will be headed by former Duke quarterback Anthony Boone.

Linebacker signee Emanuel Bridges, one of Tech's top prospects from the 2016 class, will look to get ahead of the curve by enrolling early at Tech along with three others. The losses of linebacker Tyler Marcordes and a few other depth players means that Bridges, a former Tennessee commit who flipped to Tech a few months back, could have a good chance to play as a true freshman. This is especially true when you consider that a number of Tech's best linebackers -- including incumbent starters Brant Mitchell and P.J. Davis -- both played as true freshmen; Paul Johnson has been much less conservative with the eligibility of his defenders lately, particularly when compared to offensive skill position players.

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh is hands down one of the most interesting characters in sports. He most recently proved this with the announcement that he'd be exchanging his khakis for something a bit more comfortable while sleeping over at the home of a top prospect. I truly have no idea how that could possibly be in accordance with NCAA rules, but apparently it is. All I can tell you is that Jim Harbaugh is having a great time being Jim Harbaugh.

He said we can watch a movie, see how well we gel and he said he would sleep over after that.

Nick Saban would never do that. He's much too self-conscious about his Care Bears onesie.

Have a great Thursday!