Harbaugh's ploy is quite obvious, I think. He understands that perception often is worth more than reality in college football. He is pulling out all the stops to generate the appearance that TTUN is "back", and ethically-upstanding behavior be damned. His hope is that enough athletic kids will be fooled by the perception of TTUN's "return to glory" to actually want to be a part of that corrupt cesspool. His ploy is that he will attract enough talent to actually make his system work before the general public awakes to reality and the smoke screen of "greatness" his antics, ploys, lack of loyalty to his recruits / players, corrupt job-giving and unwarranted media love have created is dispelled.
The best way to smash his plan, of course, is to expose him for the whiny, self-entitled weakling he is. I am sure Coach Meyer will have this in mind when preparing for the Game.