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Jim Harbaugh spends night at one Redskin's home to recruit brother

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Jim Harbaugh spends night at one Redskin's home to recruit brother

Jim Harbaugh is making a hard push for Michigan with National Signing Day right around the corner. You've already seen stories of him climbing a tree to get a commitment. He was greeted by a pro-Michigan State sign when he went to visit another prospect.

Now he is trying to lock up the commitment of Connor Murphy, a four-star defensive lineman and the brother of Redskins linebacker Trent Murphy. How is he doing it? A sleepover. 

As shared this week on Trent's Instagram, Harbaugh spent the night at the Murphy household to try to reel in the prospect rated the 15th-best at his position and the 198th-best in the country by Rivals.com.

I'm glad Michigan Football has its priorities in line #netflixandchill #netflixandharbaugh #murphysleepover

A photo posted by Trent Murphy (@trent.murphy) on Jan 20, 2016 at 8:39am PST

A photo posted by Trent Murphy (@trent.murphy) on Jan 20, 2016 at 12:10am PST

Apparently he can play a little basketball, too.

For my Stanford peeps Harbs, still killin the game

A video posted by Trent Murphy (@trent.murphy) on Jan 20, 2016 at 5:31pm PST

The elder Murphy was recruited by Harbaugh at Stanford, which means there is a family connection there.

We haven't yet seen new Maryland head coach DJ Durkin adopt any of these tactics, but Harbaugh is his former boss. You never know.

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

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Maryland lineman Jordan McNair dies two weeks following workout collapse

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Jordan McNair, a University of Maryland football player hospitalized after an organized team workout two weeks ago, has died.

Maryland executive athletic director Damon Evans said McNair was hospitalized on May 29 and died Wednesday.

McNair was a 6-foot-4, 325-pound offensive lineman preparing for his sophomore season. A graduate of McDonogh (Md.) High School, McNair played one game last season.

After leading McDonogh to an 8-3 record as a senior, McNair chose Maryland over Ohio State, Auburn, Penn State and Rutgers.

In a statement, Maryland coach DJ Durkin said, "Our team is heartbroken with the loss of Jordan McNair. Jordan was an incredible young man, and his passion and enthusiasm made him an invaluable and beloved member of our team."

He added, "Over the past few weeks, Jordan never gave up with his family, friends and team by his side. Our team will continue to be inspired by the spirit of this brave fighter."

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

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Dustin Clark to part ways with Maryland basketball

Maryland basketball head coach Mark Turgeon announced earlier today that assistant coach Dustin Clark is parting ways with the program to pursue an opportunity in Texas with a family business. 

In three seasons as a full-time assistant, Clark was responsible for recruiting Kevin Huerter and Anthony Cowan Jr., along with incoming freshman Aaron Wiggins. 

The 35-year-old also made a point to recruit overseas, spending much of his time at the Canaris Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands, where he found former Terps center Michal Cekovsky and current redshirt freshman forward Joshua Tomaic. 

Clark will become the second member of Turgeon's staff to leave the team following this past season. Nima Omidvar, who was brought on to replace Clark as director of basketball operations in 2014, walked away to become a full-time assistant coach at South Alabama in April. 

At the start of the 2018-19 season, Bino Ranson will be the only original member of Turgeon's staff. 

Matt Brady, who has had previous head coaching stints at James Madison and Marist, will replace Clark. 

In his eight years at JMU, Brady won 139 games and enjoyed four seasons with 20 wins or more. His 2012-13 team won the Colonial Athletic Association and reached the NCAA tournament. He finished with a 73-50 overall record after four seasons at Marist. 

The news comes after a season in which the team failed to make the NCAA tournament with an overall record of 19-13, including 8-10 in Big Ten play.