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08:17 AM ET 12.13 | A year after Brady Hoke landed in their backyard, Michigan State, still smarting from a loss in the Big Ten championship game, now have Urban Meyer in the conference. Several recruiting sites reported defensive end Se'von Pittman of Canton (Ohio) McKinley has committed to Ohio State. Pittman (6-foot-4, 260) originally committed to Michigan State in June and was one of the stars of the Spartans' 2012 class. ... Pittman is a four-star prospect and is rated the No. 8 defensive end prospect and No. 81 overall in the nation according to Rivals. He said the arrival of Meyer in Columbus was the main reason he made the switch. "Honestly, I probably would have (stuck with Michigan State)," he told Rivals.

The Detroit News

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December 13, 2011  08:21 AM ET

The Meyer magic.

Will Meyer change tOSU to a spread offense?

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December 13, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Just beat Meyer in a high-profile game and watch him have another panic attack.

December 13, 2011  08:49 AM ET

And it begins!

First Tommy Schutt and now Pittman, I have a feeling there will be a lot of kids reconsidering their initial choices in favor of OSU.

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December 13, 2011  09:04 AM ET
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These players will have to be quality recruits, as the Bucks have already self-imposed scholarships reductions for awhile.

They are solid but the Bucks also landed the 3rd ranked DE (Washington) out of Cincinnati. I can't wait to see what the line looks like in two years with the amount of talent they have on it!!!

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December 13, 2011  09:11 AM ET

Dantonio is a damn good coach, but oh well, anything that hurts Sparty is ok with me.

December 13, 2011  09:16 AM ET
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They are solid but the Bucks also landed the 3rd ranked DE (Washington) out of Cincinnati. I can't wait to see what the line looks like in two years with the amount of talent they have on it!!!

Be cautious. Hope they don't "UTx" some of that highly rated recruiting talent.

December 13, 2011  09:24 AM ET

Thus, it begins...

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December 13, 2011  09:30 AM ET
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I call BULLCHEET

What Urbie wants, Urbie gets.

December 13, 2011  09:45 AM ET
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He is coaching the bowl game, and has an offer from UM to remain on the staff

it's more than an offer, he announced last week he is staying at ohio state...he will be one of the defensive coaches and possibly, defensive coordinator...

December 13, 2011  09:46 AM ET

"I call BULLCHEET"


Welll, it's not like the Buckeyes are the only team being granted this coaching waiver.

December 13, 2011  09:50 AM ET
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I do take issue with the NCAAA for giving OH ST a coaching waiver. They are technically still under investigation and the final sanctions have not been decided, yet you give them the ability to coach a bowl game and still have another staff to recruit.I call BULLCHEET

you know not what you speak...the waiver is a formality, the ncaa has never denied this to any school in the midst of changing coaching staffs...besides crybaby, in all likelihood, ohio state will NOT have extra coaches: one member of the current staff has already left for a new job at arkansas and some of the new ones will not be in place for the bowl...save your whining for the upcoming losses urban will dish out to your woeverines

December 13, 2011  09:51 AM ET
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"I call BULLCHEET"Welll, it's not like the Buckeyes are the only team being granted this coaching waiver.

thank you, it's pretty simple, change your staff and you get it...

December 13, 2011  09:54 AM ET
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I do take issue with the NCAAA for giving OH ST a coaching waiver. They are technically still under investigation and the final sanctions have not been decided, yet you give them the ability to coach a bowl game and still have another staff to recruit.I call BULLCHEET

Of course you take issue, you're a Michigan fan!

Just like we took issue when your team went to **** and rolled over these past 10 years which greatly weakened our conference!!!

 
December 13, 2011  09:55 AM ET
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I do take issue with the NCAAA for giving OH ST a coaching waiver. They are technically still under investigation and the final sanctions have not been decided, yet you give them the ability to coach a bowl game and still have another staff to recruit.I call BULLCHEET

Meyer just applied for a waiver on extra practice time too.

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