Recruiting hasn't taken a noticeable hit yet, IMO. So I'm wondering, how much longer will recruits bother visiting Michigan before they just toss their Michigan offer into the "thanks but no thanks" pile?
We're starting to get to the point where, in the mind of high schoolers, Michigan is a program of the past. Our last national success was 2006, and I guess the Capital One Bowl against Florida. For next year's high school seniors, that will have been during their freshmen year. If Michigan hasn't been good during your whole high school career, do they still pop up on your radar?
I'm sure tradition and academics will always have some sway, but how much and for how long?