This wouldn’t be as much of a deal if we were winning.It's bigger than RP as stated in an earlier post. Very few stay! Just look at the top 25 list and see where they committed too. 4 of them are staying in their home state. The top North Carolina kid is going to Michigan! Kids follow brands, coaches, and they want to move from their home state. This isn't just an athlete thing either. Kids go to colleges other places. I don't blame Richard much for his recruiting now that Kimani is gone and he stopped recruiting scuzzballs. Develop and we will get awesome great kids who want to be Gophers.
Wisconsin doesn’t care that their best player isn’t from Wisconsin. Nor do Duke fans care that their’s isn’t from NC.
No more than NBA team fans care which states their players came from before turning pro.
But with us not winning, being a geographically isolated population, that has been producing top talent, and fans having a strong state pride/provincialism, it seems unacceptable to some.