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Crystal Ball Run:
As expected, Ohio State's new coach has shaken up college sports' stodgiest conference.
As expected, his fellow coaches are having some adjustment issues.
See, they don't do "recruiting" in the B1G – or, at least, not the kind Meyer likes. Since taking over in Columbus in December, Meyer waged SEC-style war in B1G country. When all was said and done, he had nabbed one player committed to Michigan State, one from Wisconsin and four from beleaguered Penn State.
The idea of poaching a competitor's recruit is apparently as foreign to Bret Bielema and Mark Dantonio as a 4.5 40. At least, that seems to be at the heart of the ******** in the wake of Meyer blowing away his conference mates on National Signing Day.
Legend has it that somewhere along the way it was (un)written in the B1G coaching code that trying to lure away recruits from another school in the conference isn't kosher. I guess no one mentioned that during Meyer's orientation.
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What's mine is mine, what's yours is mine.
Stewart Mandel takes a look at how Ohio State head football coach Urban Meyer managed to get a top-five recruiting class despite the the shadow of Tresselgate and a one-year ban from postseason play by the NCAA (SI.com)
With an internet full of news about Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer’s recruiting practices, some information hitting the net has made it look as if Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio was one of the instigators. On Friday night, Dantonio released the following statement on the subject.
Michigan State had a banner day on National Signing Day as they welcomed 17 high school players and one transfer to the fold. Here is the complete transcript of Mark Dantonio talking about the newest Spartans.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio stressed today about how important recruiting team needs and team fit is over anything. Michigan State is never a top any major recruiting rankings and rarely has cracked anyone’s top 25 rankings but that doesn’t matter to Dantonio.
“We have not signed a big class since we got here, I think we have a lack of attrition, that’s a good...
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio introduced the Spartans' 2012 recruiting class Wednesday afternoon at a press conference inside the Clara Bell Smith Center Auditorium. MSU signed 17 players and added one transfer. | Signing Day Central
East Lansing, Mich. -- The Michigan State Spartans are losing a few wide receivers but hope that they've already found their replacements in the 2012 recruiting class.
On Signing Day 2012, the Spartans announced that Aaron Burbridge of Farmington Hills Harrison, Kyle Kerrick of Coatesville (Pa.) Area High School and MacGarrett Kings of University School of Nova Sout in Ft. Lauderdale...
Earlier this week, there were rumblings from Michigan State DC Pat Narduzzi that Urban Meyer was not recruiting wholely on the up-and-up. Narduzzi called out Meyer for breaking a “gentlemen’s agreement” between the new OSU coach and his former assistant, MSU head coach Mark Dantonio. Narduzzi’s comments were short and seemed to lack any emotion. They were very matter-of-fact...
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There must have been a lot of interesting give-and-take when the Big Ten football coaches met at the conference offices on Friday.
New Ohio State coach Urban Meyer faced off with at least a couple of coaches who have been reported saying they question his poaching of recruits who had already committed to other programs.
Meyer's first recruiting class...
Urban Meyer has caused some controversy in the Big Ten after recruiting players that were committed to Wisconsin coach Brett Bielema and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio. Bielema has been vocal about his displeasure, saying that there is a gentleman’s agreement in the Big Ten not to recruit players to other schools. Donovan weighed in on the state of basketball recruiting.
Urban Meyer has only been head football coach of Ohio State for a little over two months, but he's getting a nasty little reputation in the Big Ten as a coach who goes after other college's recruits. Meyer's "what's mime is mine, what's yours is mine" recruiting philosophy isn't winning him any friends in fellow Big Ten coaches like Michigan State...
MSUSpartans.com is your headquarters for official signing day coverage on Wednesday with live announcements, signee video highlights, bios, photos and more throughout the day. The site MSUSpartans.com/signingday will also webcast Coach Mark Dantonio's signing day press conference live at 3 p.m. ET. | Official 2012 MSU Signing Day Website
Concerns about whether four-star receiver Monty Madaris was having second thoughts about his verbal commitment to Michigan State can be put to rest.
Michigan State announced Thursday morning, a day after National Signing Day, that it had received Madaris' official letter of intent.
Madaris is ranked as the No. 159 player overall and No. 26 receiver by Scout.com.