Football Here's a look at how the MAC teams are faring according to Rivals.com.
CommitmentsMiami - 8 (including
an outstanding quarterback and a slew of players whom non-BCS schools fought over)
Temple - 8 (with an average rating of 1.67 stars)
Western Michigan - 3 (including tight end
Blake Hammond, whom Akron
Eastern Michigan - 2 (including a giant Canadian defensive end, who is
a three-star player)
Akron - 1 (not including
Kyle Roddenberry, who is not listed yet)
Bowling Green - 1 (an unranked athlete who had
no other offers)
Northern Illinois - 1 (an unrated offensive lineman who
chose NIU over Central Michigan)
Ball State - 0
Buffalo - 0
Central Michigan - 0
Kent State - 0
Ohio - 0
Toledo - 0
The amount of commitments is not very important. The quality is. Miami is leading in both categories, on its way to another top-half of the MAC recruiting class.
Watch for the announcement about the new stadium, which is coming Wednesday, to nudge some of Akron's targets into a verbal commitment.
Smooth Danny Kadar broke down two more MAC teams recently. Ohio, he
writes, may take a step back. An easy schedule, however, should land the Bobcats in a second-consecutive bowl game. On the other hand, Buffalo has a decent running back and fairly good secondary. The rest of the team
Akron landed at No. 90 in
the list of ESPN.com's best football programs of the last decade.