Originally Posted by 'Hamas' Jenkins
The point wasn't to compare Boise to Missouri as a 1:1, but to make the comparison of how programs are built. Unless you get a guy who is a tremendous recruiter and can sell pork to a Shi'ite you will need to find undervalued players to build your program. Missouri used to do that. They no longer do. Perhaps some of that is due to the prestige given by a Missouri offer, it's definitely something I hadn't considered. However, even if we assume that to be true, where are all these undervalued 3* recruits who would have been 2* that are producing at an elite level?
Josey, pre-injury, I guess. Gaines. And....??
Mitch Morse is probably the only one who qualifies, honestly. There are some players who could be that guy but haven't seen the field enough to tell yet.
I mentioned that I thought that was only part of the change... I wouldn't argue that they haven't done as great a job finding undervalued guys recently as they were in the early years.
Bottom line, without getting into all that depressing stuff, is that they haven't done a good job improving as recruiters with improved success. And that's on Pinkel.