Got over 15 years on you. Maybe too young to remember, but Woody and Bo were actually pretty close. They had lots of respect for each other. Remember once a Buckeye always a Buckeye. Woody understood two things 1. always, always, respect your opponent, and 2. don't let emotions - hate is an emotion - get the better of you. Rivalries and the passion they generate are healthy if they motivate one to get better, but if they deteriorate into hate they become unhealthy. One prepares hard for the game andplays ones best. When they game is over you shake hands in respect for the opponent having the respect for you that they too played their best.
Not sure how equating the recruiting industry to slave trade and nambla negated my point that it is sick. I guess I hit a sensitive nerve. You seriously don't think these youngmen are being exploited by folks like Nike? I think recruiting should be left to the players and their families, high school coaches, and college coaches. Do you think it is right that grown men who aren't family members, high school coaches, or paid college representatives should be able to make money peddling high school players like that dude Oregon paid from Texas? What about the fact that if the kid doesn't pan out he can be kicked to the curb and lose his scholarship?
I think Coach Meyer is on the right path with supporting the 4 year scholarship and the Plan B training.