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Ann Arbor — Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh earlier this week shared his strategy for trick or treating, suggesting kids prepare two costumes, making possible two trips around the neighborhood —if you hustle — for candy.

Jay Harbaugh, Michigan’s tight ends coach and Jim Harbaugh’s son, said he was aware of that Halloween approach.

“I never practiced that one, but I had heard it before,” Harbaugh said Wednesday. “Actually, I have never seen it practiced, but it’s a good one. I was a standard one-costume guy.”

Don’t expect to see him dressing up in what is certain to be a popular costume this weekend in Ann Arbor — as his father.

“I’m sure there will be enough people that do that,” Harbaugh said. “They seem to do that every weekend anyway, so I probably won’t be one of those people.”

Jim Harbaugh detailed his Halloween approach Monday during a weekly appearance on WXYZ with Brad Galli.

“I’ve tried to advise them to get two costumes, to be go-getters,” Harbaugh told Galli on Monday. “You can hit the neighborhood in one costume and better to jog and to run from house to house then you can get more candy than anybody else. Then you come home and make a quick change into a second costume and go hit those same houses again.”

Harbaugh, whose young children are preparing their costumes this week, admitted this was the technique he used during his childhood.

“Hustle, constant hustle, hustling at all times,” he said, laughing. “I had the standard sheet with the eyes cut out. I always wanted the mask and the cape, Spider-Man, but we never did get one of those.”

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