I think it's a good point to mention that Michigan recruits a lot of the same players. What I would like to believe is that once they get to Michigan, our coaches do a better job at educating them and instilling qualities that will help them succeed and make good decisions
It seems that it may not only be the types of kids the programs recruit but the culture of the programs once the recruits arrive. If players are put on a pedestal and allowed to take shortcuts or get away with small and petty things, they can start to feel invincible. Ultimately it can lead to situations like the alleged one here or those last year at ND.
"The University of Illinois is also in turmoil. The university sports an Interim Chancellor, an Interim Athletic Director, and an Interim Football Coach; the game will be played at Soldier Field, making this an Illini Interim Home Game."