Alabama high school players are heading all over the country -- to junior colleges in Mississippi, Kansas and Arizona, to you've-never-heard-of-them schools in Georgia and Minnesota, and staying at home to play for lower-division squads at North Alabama and Jacksonville State -- for their college football careers.
It was all teed up for Urban Meyer, the sort of rivalry meatball any coach would love to take a giant swing at.But not Urb. He just left well enough alone.Asked Wednesday afternoon about Michigan continuing to get fat on Ohio players in recruiting—the Wolverines signed nine from the state this year—Meyer basically blew off the question.“It’s not just them,” he said. “You’re going to come to Ohio to get great players.”Geez, at the least he could’ve gone with: If we wanted those nine guys, we’d have them.Or, even better: We’ll see in four years how many Big Ten titles they’ve won.But no. And you know why Meyer let the question slide? Because he’s bypassing Michigan and the rest of the conference and aiming straight at Alabama.