In a Thursday interview with Cowherd reported in the Detroit News, Rich Rod states that Jim Tressel did not use negative recruiting against UM. Relevant quote:
"In my experience in three years of recruiting against them we didn't sense that, hey, Ohio State is one of these schools that are on the edge," Rodriguez said. "There were others we thought were doing that."
Cowherd pressed Rodriguez to identify those schools.
"You're putting me on the spot," Rodriguez said, chuckling. "I think some of them are getting looked at right now. So that will come out here pretty soon."