If there can ever be a best possible consolation for going 1-9 against the arch-rival, this has to be it. We're the good guys, and OSU now the obvious villains. I laugh as they console themselves with their wins. Kind of like a kid consoling himself on passing an exam he was caught cheating on. You cheated, do you just not get it? "But see? I passed!" Sigh.
All OSU wins last year will be vacated (0-9 vs SEC still in tact aaaaaw yeah). Pryor will be done, leaving him 2-0 vs UM and 1-0 vs OSU in terms of sinking their program. Fair balance there. Now comes flux, interim tags, heavy sanctions, reduced scholarships, more bad press, and more good times for us. But let's not kid ourselves - OSU won't skip after this year, bringing in a deluxe coach, sanctions be damned. USC is indicative - elite recruiting classes despite heavy sanctions.
This is also a very deep year in terms of Ohio recruiting talent, and we have a new coach who is showing himself along with his staff, to be epic recruiters.
The recruiting stars will, never, ever align themselves this well for us for one year, in our lifetimes short of winning another N.C.
So I ask, should Brady just be Brady in recruiting these kids? I.e., I see a coach who is just too good a guy to use every neg recruiting bullet in his shiny new holster. Or should he do what 90% of other coaches out there would do, and pull out the anti-OSU neg bat with a wink and a smile to bring home the best Ohio has to offer?
Brady being such a good guy looks good to me, and will get us enough recruits, but after 1-9, I personally would do anything and everything in my power, short of compromising my integrity, to get these good recruits to the good guys. Just curious how Hoke will use this unprecedented new ammo.