landing spot. will be interesting to see how he does.
8:00 p.m. Great game! Have a cold one and enjoy some Criquifreude.
Missouri coach Gary Pinkel had to have his say on satellite camps.
"All of this is a recruiting tool so you can talk to recruits and illegally recruit, that’s all this is. It’s illegal visits, lots of discussions in which you bring parents down and they have home visits in their schools, etc. For all this connection stuff, they’re circumventing the national rule.
Jim Harbaugh, James Franklin and others are not doing anything new here. They're just making it more prominent. But popular or not, Pinkel believes the integrity of the game is being violated.
Among other things, the rule is there in order to keep larger, more successful programs from generating unfair recruiting advantages.
We are all well aware of the number of commits recently from out of state.
It looks like Michigan has 17 commits, with only THREE from in-state and ZERO from Ohio. This is not only not typical, it seems bizzare based on our history. I assume it is a record breaking number of OOS commits, but I think it may be shattering the record.
Does anyone know?
Also, it seems this might be the most OOS commits for any school in the Big Ten. I looked back at Meyer's classes at OSU (with his focus on Florida) and he still relied heavily on in-state talent. I don't think Ron Zook took that many Florida kids (but he did recruit well).