IMO all this recruiting was for him to get Harbaugh to HC michigan. All these reports that miami offered him 7-8 mill is FALSE. You are technically allowed to interview coaches while you have another, but cant make offers. Also there we reporters that quoted sparano saying "there was no news here, nothing is changing" which leads me to believe that he was in the loop the whole time of what is going on. They NEVER went through the process of the rooney rule.
Ross is a huge Michigan guy and the biggest donator they have and i truely believe he went on this trp to SF to try and pitch Michigan to Harbaugh one last time. Dont you find it wierd that before stanfords season was over, everyone was talking about harbaugh loving michigan and michigan loving harbaugh and they never even talked. He and Les miles have a buyout clauses in there contract to be able to go to michigan if they get a chance.