With the departure of Pete Carrol it looks like UCLA has a chance to narrow the gap between the two programs. I am still confused how UCLA has been so mediocre for so long. There is more than enough talent in that part of the country to fill rosters at USC and UCLA. The Bruins play in a great stadium, the campus is in a very nice part of Los Angeles and it's a very prestigious academic institution. I know UCLA has produced many great players but not nearly a much as they should be. Coaching is always a factor but a half way decent coach should be able to do well at a place like that.
How does this affect the Wolverines? Is this a chance for us to swoop into Sunny Southern California and steal some studs that would otherwise sign with USC, or does it look like UCLA will be taking those 5 star athletes. Obviously USC will recruit well, they always have, but not like the did under Carrol.