The above is a link to a post by The Other Brian, who runs the blog Genuinely Sarcastic. Half of it discusses the "Lloyd Carr's University of Michigan" comment by Braylon Edwards. The other half discusses Archie Collins, the "evil" coach from Detroit Southeastern.
Perhaps we don't know exactly how Archie Collins steers kids away from Michigan. But before we get pissed at Collins for what he does at Southeastern, shouldn't we look at our own "feeder" school?
The head coach at Cass Tech is Thomas Wilcher, a former running back at Michigan. Of the players from Cass Tech High School in recent years, not one with an MSU offer has chosen MSU. This goes back to Joseph Barksdale (LSU), Boubacar Cissoko (UM), William Campbell (UM), Thomas Gordon (UM), Teric Jones (who chose UM, although I'm not sure if he had an MSU offer), Dior Mathis (Oregon), and Daniel Easterly (Missouri). So while there are TWO (EDIT: three) guys (Fred Smith, Johnathan Hankins, EDIT: William Gholston) from Southeastern who were "steered away" from Michigan, I count SEVEN who have been "steered away" from MSU.
Now...I say "steered away" not because I'm accusing Wilcher of any wrongdoing, but simply because these players have chosen schools that aren't MSU. Perhaps Wilcher is extremely hands-off in recruiting and these kids choose Michigan, Oregon, Missouri, etc. of their own volition. But in the brouhaha over Michigan recruiting at Southeastern, this issue is rarely raised.
Why are we so eager to degrade Archie Collins and Ted Ginn (from Glennville High School in Ohio) for feeding kids to MSU and OSU, respectively, when we have a guy who's seemingly doing the same thing at Cass Tech?