Trying to answer both posts at once...
Good insight. Kids have eyes and confidence when they recognize what they know to be true about the game. The push you speak of which UM made reinforced the idea skill players do develop in Ann Arbor---->A shot at earning a living playing hoops...
Recently, Ohio State hasn't reinforced confidence in it's brand of ball. Lacking specifically is defensive acumen which makes its difficult to penetrate the lane and forces difficult shots.
I've never been able to figure out what happened with Loving. If you can explain, i'd sure listen.
This is an important upcoming season for JaQuan Lyle. I hope he's had enough and is ready to step up.
I'm of the what's good for one Big Ten program is good for everyone belief. The more teams that are functioning at a high level the better it is for everyone. The goal is to earn recognition as the best conference.
Therefore, I do wish UM well on the recruiting trail.