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WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING?
MICHIGAN STATE FOOTBALL
July 18, 2006
Excerpt from "Chaplick working wonders at Milford"
by Recruiting Analyst Mike Farrell
"I have a great respect for Bill and what he's done at that school," said Former Michigan State
Head Coach John L. Smith. "You know when you get a player from his program he's going to be
mature, ready to contribute and will be a good fit. Bill preapers the kids for college."
Michigan Offensive Line Coach Jeff Stoutland, who recruits the school directly, agrees. "I've been
recruiting Milford since it was in Connecticut and Coach Chaplick does a great job," said Stoutland.
"He cares about the kids and he's not going to let them slack off. If they don't work, they won't play
and if they don't put in the effort in the classroom, he won't push them through because they're
good football players. At some places highly recruited players can get away with a ot of stuff.
Not at Milford."
The experience at Milford is similar to a prospect's first year in college according to Stoutland.
"They get acclimated to handling football and academics, sometimes for the first time," he said.
"There's no superstar treatment like there might be in high school for these kids. As a result,
kids are more mature than regular freshman coming into college."
John L. Smith
Former Michigan State Head Coach
Michigan State Offensive Line Coach