I don’t know how much between the lines reading you want to take from this, vis–à–vis Daryl Jones’ departure, but it looks like his replacement’s primary responsibility will be implementing Bryan McClendon’s game plan for recruiting.
The job description (VIEW IT HERE) reads as, “The Director of Player Personnel is responsible for the organization of the recruiting department and its day to day functions. They will work to support the vision of the Football Recruiting Coordinator (who is now Bryan McClendon).”
Reads like a drop down in the chain of command to me. This, as well: “If you’re looking for a comparison, Alabama under Nick Saban has referred to the daily head of its recruiting support staff — see here — as the Director of Player Personnel.”
It also reads like a big vote of confidence in McClendon. Deservedly so. I can remember when a lot of people were knocking Richt for that hire, too.