Unless the mother is a lunatic, I can't help but sympathize with her. It seems clear that both she and the father have identified an issue with the people Malik is hanging out with - they both publicly stated that they don't want him at MSU (his father said he would support him if that's where he wants to go, though). So its clear at least to me that there is something going on, and that doesn't even touch upon the issues that the mother had with Dantonio and the whole recruiting process!
It obviously hasn't been handled well by his mother but I can't help think that Malik really needs to rethink his decision. We probably had different upbringings, priorities, interests, etc. but I would find it very hard to ignore my mother's obviously serious misgivings about MSU. I mean, I loved Michigan and always dreamed of going there but if my mom was adamant that I not go there it would have been extremely hard to go anyway.