“When you have the things that have been written about us in our program, myself and our future, very unfounded articles that state opinion as fact, that state unnamed sources as being factual, that’s very hard to defend against,” Herman said. “Because if I’m a competing recruiter, what do you do? You press print and you say, ‘Look, this is true, it must be true. It’s on so-and-so orangefans.com, right? It must be true.'”
“And you know that is the really, really hard part in recruiting because these 16-year-old kids are very impressionable.”
Man, if Tom Herman is thin-skinned enough that he’s whining about negative recruiting at Texas, there’s no way he could have survived as a head coach in the SEC.