You might remember last February, when Big Ten commish Jim Delany, no doubt sore over his league's pathetic showing in the postseason, took a shot at the Southeastern Conference.
"I love speed and the SEC has great speed, especially on the defensive line, but there are appropriate balances when mixing academics and athletics," wrote Delany in a letter addressed to fans of the Big Ten and college football.
Now perhaps there is a measure of vindication for Delany. Rivals has released the results of a study of the players from the recruiting class of 2007 who did not enroll or have not yet enrolled in school for the fall.
The Big Ten lost only four recruits: two from Illinois and one each from Michigan State and Purdue.
The SEC? Half the teams in the SEC lost at least four recruits, including an amazing 10 lost recruits for Auburn. In total, the SEC lost 45 recruits.
Thanks to Kevin of We Are Penn State.