I see shirts saying "Ohio - Worst state ever" and constant general Ohio bang ups on this site. I don't get it. Grbac, Woodson, Howard, etc., etc., so many great UM players have come to us from Ohio, and they had, and probably still have, families living in Ohio. Ohio is a major recruiting ground for UM. Yet we constantly bang up Ohio instead of focusing on Columbus and OSU.
If a hypothetical recruit living in State A is being recruited by the team from State B and many State B fans keep banging up my home state, i.e., my home and my family's home, I'd be less incentivized to go to State B.
Like the graphic in my sig, I prefer to bang up that rat's nest that is Columbus, relative to the beauty of Ann Arbor, and to take it easy on Ohio. But am I alone in thinking the way UM fans crush Ohio in general doesn't do UM any favors on the Ohio recruiting trail?