But according to Tom VanHaaren, a recruiting analyst for MGoBlog.com, Rodriguez is continuing an approach that has been consistent at Michigan. “Since 2003, Michigan hasn’t taken more than five in-state commitments and Rich Rodriguez has continued essentially the same trend from the previous staff,” VanHaaren said. “Michigan actually already has four in-state commitments for the 2011 class, which is high for them. 2009 was really the year for MSU that sparked all this conversation, but it was somewhat of an outlier. They had eight in-state commitments that were ranked four-star or higher. To put that into perspective, they only had five in-state commitments ranked four-star or higher from 2005-2008, and have only had four ranked four-star or higher in 2010 and 2011. The 2009 year has kind of sparked a lot of talk for them, but it hasn’t shown to be a consistent trend yet.”http://www.detnews.com/article/20101007/SPORTS0201/10070357/1131/sports0... The rest is more "MSU is taking all the best recruits in the State" blather; expected, since the article is by the MSU beat writer. But I was glad to see Tom as a reference. Better than that lawyer down in Florida they talk to every other day.
"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."