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Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh making a trip south, a photo finish and more

Wake up University of Michigan fans, and welcome to Breakfast of Victors, Land of 10’s daily morning briefing of Wolverines athletics. We’ll get your weekdays started with all the latest Michigan news, notes and insights. Our goal is to bring you closer to the Maize-and-Blue, your favorite school.

Today is Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, and here’s your Breakfast of Victors …

Jim Harbaugh might not be able to hold satellite camps away from campus anymore, but that doesn’t mean the Michigan coach can’t get out of town for some speaking engagements. That includes heading south to Nick Saban country.

Harbaugh and Auburn offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach Chip Lindsey will speak at the Alabama High School Athletic Association Coaching Lunch & Learn clinic in Montgomery on March 10.

Harbaugh has signed four players from the state of Alabama in his first three recruiting classes. Cornerback Keith Washington (2015) and running back Kingston Davis (2016) are from Prattville, safety J’Marick Woods (2017) is from Florence, and linebacker Nico Collins (2017) is from Pinson.

Too close to call

Running back Chris Evans has some serious closing speed, but was it enough to catch cornerback David Long?

The two sophomores-to-be had a photo finish in a 200-yard race to close out a workout session Tuesday. Harbaugh called upon his Twitter followers to be the final judge.

The above angle doesn’t provide a definitive view of whether Evans (12) or Long (22) crossed the finish line first. Long’s left leg appears to be the first body part to the line, but if this sprint is being judged by track-and-field standards, the first torso across wins. Evans may have gotten the edge on Long in that case.

There was no word from Harbaugh on an official outcome.

Breakfast links

  • Sophomore Brienne Minor has been named Big Ten tennis player of the week for the second time this season. It’s the third time in five weeks a Michigan player has won the award.
  • ESPN college basketball analyst Dan Dakich sure knows how to win over people.
  • The bus carrying the men’s basketball team from its shootaround at Indiana’s Assembly Hall on Saturday had an accident on the way back the team hotel. No one was injured, fortunately, although the roof of the bus was significantly damaged.