Yes, it's a dreaded Freep link-
But it's really an article talking to players about whether U-M's recruiting will be helped by OSU's trouble (Answer: Maybe), but I was more interested in what Foote had to say-
"But that's why I got so much pride in my university. God knows we do it the right way. And just the stories I hear from other players at other places, I'm like, 'Wow!' They ask you, 'How much money you's getting?' And I'm like, 'I've never even heard of that.'
"But Michigan, we do it the right way. I know when I was there, coach (Lloyd) Carr, that was the first message in training camp: 'If I even hear of something going on, you're suspended. Then we're going to investigate.' So he kept us on our toes. We do it the right way at Michigan and that's why we're successful."
Yeah, it's not exactly "Man bites Dog" in shocking newsworthiness. But there's been a lot of talk down south (and around here) that EVERYONE does it, and all programs are inherently corrupt, and that's just the way it is. And while there will always be outliers, and bad apples, and some things going on, from the perspective of someone who was IN the program, he sees, for lack of a better phrase, a Michigan difference.