This is in no way meant to be a "Bash RR" or "try to love RR" thread, so look elsewhere for that. This is just meant to compare two very different approaches to recruiting. Something interesting jumps out at me about RR's recruiting v BH's recruiting.
Given that the 2011 class was kind of a weird Frankenstein compilation between RR and BH, I'm not looking at that one. However, 2010 was all Rodriguez, and 2012 is all Hoke. The class of 2010 had 27 players, of whom 15 were under 200 lbs. The class of 2012 is 17 currently (counting Jeremy Clark as the last commit), of whom two are under 200 lbs, and both are CBs, who are typically the smallest players on the field.
I'm not trying to make the point that the RR recruiting was objectively bad, because a lot of those smaller players carried high grades and it was a well regarded recruiting class, as is our 2012 class so far. I bring this up because it would seem like a pretty objective way to look at the different philosophy that the two coaches bring to the game.
Sure seems to back up the general idea that RR wants speed and agility at all cost, whereas BH wants to play a physical game and see who wins the strength contest. We won't know for a while whose approach is best suited to the Big Ten, but we should certainly get an answer that we can take to the bank, once all is said and done . . .