For obvious reasons, today’s buffet is flavored with recruiting news.
- The Pope and “the ultimate sports marketing project”.
- Ian Boyd asks the musical question, “Do you need a blue-chip QB recruit to win?”
- Georgia’s recruiting dilemma, in one sentence: “The comment he gave me was he’s got a good relationship with Kirby but he wants to win.”
- At this point, I think we can say this is an established narrative: “By attempting to upgrade his class on the fly — exchanging earlier commitments for better-regarded, higher-ranked prospects — Harbaugh is following an Alabama-like blueprint, echoing a similar approach taken by his greatest rival, Ohio State coach Urban Meyer.” Love to hear Big Jim Delany’s take on the matter.
- Recruits who pledge to a coach and not the school stand a good chance of being disappointed. Of the 650 head coaches and assistants who were coaching at current Power Five schools in 2011, 66 percent of them left the staff by 2015, according to a CBS Sports analysis of team rosters.
- The Big 12’s expansion opportunities look even more feeble than the Big Ten’s move with Maryland and Rutgers was.
- Not sure what all those different shirt colors mean? Let Paul Myerberg explain.
- A theme in the 2015 recruiting class: Of the nation’s top 50 players, 42 took the field last fall.