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I realize you may have missed past discussions on this, but Hoke has changed recruiting for MSU. Under RichRod, kids with common offers saw MSU with a 9-8 advantage, if I remember correctly. Under Hoke, that has changed to a 23-4 or something advantage for Michigan. Kids that were deciding between MSU and Michigan are going to Michigan. MSU has to look deeper for their commits now.
This post was edited by xxmgobluexx 18 months ago
And I answered
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While that is true, MSU is replacing those kids with basically the same "star" level player.
I guess I just meant the classes have been basically the same for Michigan State since Hoke took over at UM, even though UM's has improved.
Michigan wasn't going after the same kids under RichRod as they are now. Under RichRod, there were 5-6 kids that Coach D indentified as kids he wanted at MSU and RichRod wanted at Michigan. They basically split those kids. Now there have been +12 each cycle, with Michigan getting the majority of those.
Now, with that, I was basically repeating what I said earlier. But, what I am getting at is, now with Michigan taking so many kids that coach D identified as "Plan A" kids, he is having to move on to Plan B, C... Kids. He is having go to fall back options now with Hoke at Michigan that he didn't have to before.
Edit: I could go into more detail, but there have many threads discussing the same thing in the past.
Cliffnotes: Coach D can identify talent, Coach Hoke can get them to commit.
Very good point. I had no desire to cut eyeholes in a brown paper and wear it over my head. Therefore, I am a UM fan.
Again, for the millionth time, who are you to say whether or not that WMU or CMU or NMU (etc) fan could root for Michigan over their alma mater or not? Again, feel free to insult that person if they start attacking MSU academics, but if not, let that person choose who they FEEL LIKE rooting for. Is it really that hard?
Yep. It's apparently just that hard.
MSUs defensive coordinator had to bring up Michigan in his press conference today after losing to Nebraska. Said that Martinez was faster than Denard. Michigan is always on their mind.
This post was edited by maizegoblue 17 months ago
this thread is quite an interesting read lol
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