Good point. But there is a difference in whether the staff needs to scramble because they feel they are behind and need to make up ground and this staff isn't at the point of scrambling. There are plenty of solid players we are in on and will land. The staff would argue that the people they are bringing in have higher ceilings than most of who that brought in with the first class.
When I was saying this earlier, this is what I meant. The staff has 2 more commits we should hear from soon and they don’t feel behind. They definitely fell they missed on some recruits that they liked, but they aren’t upset, nor are they thinking they won’t have the talent they need to win games.
we aren’t there yet; but this class is shaping up to be as good as, if not better than, the class that leaves this year. Not to say they will be ready as true sophomores, but they will be contributors and have the talent to win games, regardless of what other teams have, in terms of talent. Assuming we close out the class similar to how we started the class, I am not worried about the recruiting. This isn’t to imply that this class is handled. Far from being handled. The staff needs to close it out, but there is no reason for me to think they won’t.
Now to the question of coaching. I’m not agreeing or disagreeing with the staff. I’m just sharing the perspective I get from them.
Many on this board complain about game management, I’m not saying I don’t get the complaints. But the staff works to instill trust and faith in the players. They don’t make a big deal of losing games, especially because of last minute antics. Instead they focus on Learning and instilling A culture of faith in the players to have confidence in one another. Instead they expect the players to make the plays and hit game winning field goals, make game winning picks, etc. they believe that a culture where everyone instills trust in everyone is more important for winning games than the possible few games (Throughout their tenure) they get from coaching antics. They look to how Bobby coached up tolson before his first game as more important in having tolson believe in himself and the team believing in one another as more important for both the culture and wins and losses over a long period than getting a single win because of clock management. The idea is the latter sometimes has kids question themselves and get self conscious down the stretch of games, which inhibitsplayers from making plays.
This is what I have gathered from interactions with the coaching Staff