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Urban Meyer Recruiting Tactics

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I think the only thing that makes this story significant is Barry Alvarez (who I do respect) may go talk to Jim Delany about Urban Meyer's sudden recruiting success in the Big Ten. I also think over-signing may play a role here. I heard that OSU refused two players who tried to send in their LOI paperwork because they had no scholarships left yesterday. I haven't found a source on that yet (honestly because I haven't looked), but Meyer will learn soon enough that the Big Ten is no place for oversigning like the ESSS EEE SEEE. In my opinion, I hope he gets caught with his hand in the cookie jar. His pillaging of Penn State commits at our darkest hour along with his "friendship"** with JoePa have me wondering if he stands to uphold the same traditions OSU has stood for since 2002: win at all costs. **I put friendship in quotes here because, from the information I have, it seems as if Urban Meyer is playing this relationship for recruiting reasons. He never publicly defended Paterno during the difficult times, but when the media narrative turned positive after JoePa's passing, he was suddenly very vocal about being "best friends" and got the Big Ten Network to focus on him during the Memorial. It's a bit "snake" to me, but maybe that's just my dislike of O$U and Meyer standing in the way. What do you all think?

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