Hoke was top notch at this aspect of his job.
Tressel's resignation a recruiting nightmare for Sparty?
I say we keep today about our rival that's actually in the news. Plus, Sparty has a different recruiting philosophy:
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...to express my feelings to Sparty.
They are probably thinking that they will come in and swoop all of the top Ohio talent. That's obviously why they let us have the Michigan players.
Michigan's class is getting pretty close to full, and OSU obviously has issues. There's an opportunity for someone to step in and steal some serious talent from the state of Ohio this year. With Dantonio's ties to the state, I don't see any specific reason it can't be MSU.
Penn State and Notre Dame say hello. Top tier Ohio recruits (4 and 5 star) that would normally go to OSU have plenty of better options than MSU.
Some Nebraska coaches may know their way around the state.
How is 14 anywhere close to being full?
Is recruiting nationally...don't worry about them.
and how that would blow Sparty back to oblivion. That's about as much attention I will allow myself to give lil' bro today. I'll get back to thinking about them in October.
I figured you were going to speculate about Dantonio's history with Ohio State and if what is going on in the buckeye state was happening when he was there might it might be going on at MSU now.
I'm not sure the impact on recruiting short term. I mean, there will be some for sure, but I think long term the impact could be significant. If the NCAA were to slap OSU with sanctions similar to what USC got - specificially a recduction and limitation of scholarships it could open Ohio up to a lot of programs. The state is already heavily recruited but even more top kids could leave for places like Michigan, Penn State, Notre Dame not to mention other Big 10 schools, WVU. The real danger is SEC schools getting a foothold and siphoning off top tier talent out of Ohio. That would not only hurt the buckeyes but Michigan as well not to mention the Big 10 in general.
I was thinking that recruits would believe that Dantonio would leave MSU for OSU and therefore wouldn't want to sign with MSU.
That this news would set up a situation wherein NONE of the potential recruits at OSU, MSU or even Nebraska could be certain who their coaches might be in a year or two if they signed with any of those schools. And that "uncertainty" would hurt them all, like "uncertainty" hurts everybody in the stock market.
I'll say this; if OSU named Mark Dantonio as the permanent head football coach to replace Jim Tressel, they'd be taking a step backwards in terms of integrity and morality.
There. That's my trashtalk contribution for this historic day.
This is the first thought that I had, and I think it might be a real concern for potential Spartans in this coming year.
Saint Dantonio has already been mentioned as being on "the list" of candidates after this season. If enough rumors get started, it could be a recruiting nightmare for Sparty. It would be great if Dantonio contacted an "old friend" from TSIO and the media found out.
Dantonio is too closely tied to Tressel to even be considered. Then again Dantonio is well known to rule with an iron fist, so perhaps with that reputation he could overcome the Tressel ties... he can continue their very strict player control.
Sorry for the double post.
realize Dantonio is cut from the same mold. I'd actually be nervous if I were a Sparty.
national recruiting in Sparty's eyes, so they can't really take advantage of it until Dantonio stops smoking the purple (or green) kush
Who gives a shit about Sparty?
"Sparty's attitude towards beating Michigan reminds me of a pimply-faced 17 year old who just got his first kiss and now walks around thinking that he's a pimp."
Hahahahahahhaha so true.
Sparty is a nightmare for Sparty recruiting.
I'm sure MSU will pull in some kids from Ohio now, but this is also MSU we are talking about - kids in Ohio are not going to be wowed by one shared B1G title and a demolition in a bowl game. Heck, MSU has as many B1G titles in the past years as Northwestern, Purdue, and Illinois.
Playing time. MSU might not be able to pull the cream of the crop but you'll inevitably get kids that want PT at MSU rather than ride pine at OSU.
That tends to be a bigger deal in basketball than in football. Football recruits normally expect to be in school a few years (whereas a basketball guy might be one-and-done), so immediate playing time isn't as big a concern.
Interesting speculation, but we won't know for a while yet how this effects recruiting. Tressel's exit from the stage destroys the "fence" he and his staff had built around Ohio, but it's anyone's guess what happens from here.