Re: How would you improve our Football Program?
If SOS wanted a bigger recruiting budget he would already have one. He wants to recruit smarter, not zoom everywhere, throwing offers out to kids we have no shot at getting.
I think the results we are getting are realistically as about as good as we can get, given our circumstances of geographic location and state and population size. The further away you get from home, the harder it is to get kids, unless you have tons of tradition. The only way we can get tradition is keep winning and get a few SEC titles and more. Right now we have a decent chance of beating anyone in the nation and then it is just a matter of a few breaks, good execution, better game plans, etc.
You just have to target certain kids and discern as quickly as possible what is the biggest key you can use to get him interested in your school...close to home, in state kid, out of state kid, not too far away from home, SEC, fine coaches that develop talent, loyal fans, school and academic support staff, great teammates already here, being the first to win the SEC or more here, early playing time, great relationship with coaches, or other things. Any one or more of those things might be what you need to focus upon and then work him and get his trust. Some kids want all flash, some don't and want simple things and substance. We have a pretty much non BS staff, I''ll go with that every time.
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