There was once a "gentleman's agreement" among Big Ten football coaches. It was an unwritten policy that once a player verbally committed, he was considered off-limits to other programs in the conference.
The new savior on the block apparently didn't read the invisible fine print.
On the job for only two months, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer nonetheless has amassed a pretty fair collection of enemies. Although he wasn't directly mentioned by name at Michigan State on Wednesday during the introduction of the 2012 recruiting class, Meyer's tactics were a source of consternation.
Mark Dantonio brought in another good, solid recruiting class. It wasn't nationally ranked, but that doesn't really matter. He has guys who truly want to be there. The pieces fit the program's personality -- a bigger, more athletic defense.