I didn't mean to imply that Sparty "dominated" us in recruiting these past few years - even though I did use the word "dominated". I guess the point that I was making was that after adjusting for the players that are no longer here, Sparty is not at the talent deficit to us that they usually find themselves in. We are probably closer in true talent level than we have been in the past.
As to your second point, I totally agree that what we are seeing now - 8 to 0 head to head (come on Burridge, make it 9-0) - somthing more than dominant. It is a complete MattiHokination, which is clearly a stronger word than domination. The fact that we are pwning Sparty in recruiting when (1) we are coming off of our worst three year period EVER, (2) with a coaching change, (3) and MSU is coming off of one of its best seasons in recent histroy, (4) and MSU's staff has been in with these kids for years, whereas Hoke has had all of 4 months on the job; is just insane. It is true MattiHokination, I tell you.