Just wanted to touch on a few things from my post yesterday and then ask a couple questions.
1. In case it wasn't clear, I didn't attend the UM Spring Game. I'm an obsessed fan, but not that weird. Which leads to the Barwis "attack". Thought most were aware that the UM Womans Softball game went long so that if you tuned in at 8:00pm for the Spring Game you got softball.
2. I didn't make the post to say "we're going to kick your a$$ next fall", but rather to offer an outsider's take on your squad, no matter how uneducated that is. With that said, I promise that Win or Lose in the fall, I will be here to take my licks or bask in the glow of 3 in a row.
3. I think trying to compare Cousins to Tate/Denard is a waste of time. Obviously Cousins isn't the type of QB that would flourish under RRod's offense, but I'll take him to lead our squad. He still needs to improve in clutch situations against good teams, but he had a nice year for a first year starter in the big ten.
4. I guess I am nuts for joining a message board of a rival school, but I enjoy conflicting opinions and can withstand a few barbs and boring/repetative jokes (little brother/jailhouse squad, etc.). That said, I do enjoy the MSU board discussions of "I think we will go 12-0 this year", me too, me three, etc.
Now, on to my questions. I don't know where I heard this, but I'm pretty sure RRod made a comment about facing negative recruiting. I'm also confident that while RRod didn't name MSU, that seems to be the consensus. So, is there any info out there that lead to this feeling? I'm just curious.
Also, what is your definition of negative recruiting?
If MD tells Anthony Zettel (just an example of a recruit both schools are after) that you want to choose a school where the coach isn't on the hot seat, is that negative recruiting? If yes, is that permissible negative recruiting?
Don't coaches that are on the hot seat universally face such tactics?
I'm not saying MSU did or didn't do anything, but I'm just curious as to what rumors/accusations of negative recruiting are out there.