I saw lots of that sentiment expressed at the game in Oxford this season. Bruce Feldman notes that it’s still a recruiting issue for Ole Miss.
… There’s also a delicate racial history that in some cases, makes it very tough to recruit players to Ole Miss. I know from talking to assistants who have coached at Ole Miss they’ve run into several situations where the kid’s parents or some grandparent or relative won’t allow them to go to Ole Miss because of the perception they have of it, which is something the football staff has to work hard to combat.
Keep in mind Feldman spent a year around that program when Orgeron was the head coach. He’s not shooting from the hip here.
No, that doesn’t excuse the Nuttster’s lazy recruiting efforts. But it does explain why Coach O was the only head coach to really excel in that department there.
Good luck to the next guy.