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I don't disagree with the idea that A&M had to prove that they could compete with the SEC, which they certainly did. Mizzou does not have a recruiting territory and did not prove they could compete. However, A&M is now king of the Texas recruiting territory.
I think part of the problem is fewer kids are going to pick a school to win a championship these days. They dream of a NFL career and think PT is the key to getting a draft slot. The other is a horrible economy has kids jumping at early offers to nearby colleges. OU no longer has the luxury of waiting on the top kids to decide before considering plan B.
I think both factors have helped A&M and the Metroplex schools.
I agree that the coaches have to reconsider their commitment and recruiting strategy. If they are allowed to have a recruiting coordinator, why not hire someone other than a glamorized GA to take on the job?
you mean the one where stoops and wallflower boren thought we were too good for the sec????
Yes, that is the decision.
Agree. We should have joined the SEC a couple years ago. Instead our Admin let themselves to tied to our little sister in Stoolwater. IMO very short-sighted move to stay in the Little 12. We would have seen a much different and positive recruiting atmosphere if we had done that.
Kids ain't going to Tuscaloosa to be 4 hours from the beach. They go there to compete and win titles. They know they will be coached up so that they will have best chance to get to the league. Same reason kids used to come here.
Pining for a move to the SEC us easy for the "fans" that yell at the TV screen from the comfort of their living rooms.
But for people who live in Oklahoma that spend the time, money, and effort to attend some road games a shift in conference affiliation brings more consequences to consider. Just sayin.....
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