(CBS) In Chicago for Big Ten coaches meetings, Ohio State Urban Meyer issued a statement responding to questionable recruiting tactics alleged by Wisconsin head coach Bret Bielema and Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio.
“We had an opportunity to discuss a number of issues with each other and conference staff, including those that have arisen this week,” the statement said. “It should be noted that my coaching staff is in full compliance with our recruiting efforts, and no one on this staff did anything illegal or unethical. We will continue to comply with NCAA rules and recruit with relentless effort, especially the great state of Ohio.”
Earlier in the week, both Bielema and Dantonio expressed frustration about how Meyer was recruiting since taking the Ohio State job in late November. Both Wisconsin and Michigan State lost a verbal commitment to the Buckeyes on Wednesday’s signing day.