The news that MSU top recruit Se'von Pittman has decommited to Michigan State for Ohio State should cause a HUGE out cry in East Lansing. Penn State should also be upset about the decommitment of Tommy Schutt this week as well.
I understand that all commitments are "verbal" at this point but what the NCAA has allowed is just unfair and wrong.
When Urban Myer was hired as Head Coach at Ohio State he was granted a waiver by the NCAA to hire extra coaches so Luke Fickell and his staff could prepare the buckeyes for their bowl game. This means that Urban Meyer and his staff can concentrate on stealing recruits that had already committed to programs like MSU and PSU.
Granting the waiver is even more maddening given the fact that Luke Fickell is being retained by Urban Meyer.
Michigan Athletic Director Dave Brandon commented on the waiver over the weekend, "It allows more coaching resources to work on the two primary responsibilities of any staff — coaching and recruiting. I am struggling to understand how this relates to the 'level playing field' the NCAA claims it is always working to create."
It isn't right that a program with self-inflicted wounds would enjoy the luxury of a coaching staff waiver.