honestly I would love for you or somebody to breakdown recruiting regionally for me. What makes no sense to me is how Michigan can be so mediocre in recruiting and people say “no one wants to spend their winter in Michigan” but apparently they do want to spend their winters in Columbus Ohio??? I don’t know much about the city. Like is there is something about the City that makes people want to freeze in the winter there as opposed to freezing in Michigan or Nebraska?? Because Ohio state is not struggling in recruiting.Yeah, my Oregon bud was telling about when he first met his wife in 1991. Sometime after that, he was explaining college football to her, and showed her a poll. She took one look at it and said, "What are all these teams from the Southern United States doing up here in the top ten?" He said, "Because they take it serious down there, it's a way of life for them."
And this is why - I think - that other than the occasional blip of say an Ohio State or maybe a USC, the Southern teams will pretty much always win the championship simply because of the weather. We can play outdoors year round here. (For all that "afraid to play up north in November" pile of crap, those schools all practice indoors when the weather is bad, too).
That's why when his family got all on board with Oregon when they got good, he told them, "They don't have a prayer against Auburn. You haven't watched enough football if you think Oregon is going to win." He told them to make sure they were happy with Oregon going 10-2 and winning the Rose Bowl because their whole hope was to get into the title game against a non-Southern team. Of course, they did that - and still lost, and he won't let them forget it.
I'm trying to think of ONE REASON to go to Nebraska......I visited once and got pulled over by a cop during my three hours in the state.....that's really all. I visited so I could say I've visited all the states. (I got pulled over doing 70 in a 40 near Mitchell, Nebraska on a back road where nobody else was).