Some recruiting thoughts to ponder as you wait for the first spring practice to get under way. (It's not that long a wait: Army opens next Monday. Seriously. Next Monday, Feb. 13 – 35 days after the 2011 national title game.)
Big Ten brouhaha
So, Big Ten coaches are peeved/miffed/irked/ticked off by new Ohio State coach Urban Meyer's recruiting tactics.
Meyer probably is rubbing his hands together in delight. If the Big Ten coaches are going to tuck tail and whine rather than recruit harder, he is going to dominate the league even more than Jim Tressel did.
Here's a somewhat shocking fact: In the past five recruiting cycles – the signing classes from 2008 through Wednesday – Big Ten schools signed a combined 13 five-star prospects (Ohio State has signed nine, including two this season). SEC schools signed 10 this cycle alone and 55 combined in the past five. Again, that's 55 to 13.
Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema was especially vocal about Ohio State's tactics on Wednesday.
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