Coaches Recap (Part 2)Thursday February 11, 2010
Overall most interesting Signing Day press conference: Mack Brown, Chip Kelly, Randy Edsall, David Cutcliffe, Nick Saban, Dabo Swinney, Charlie Strong, Paul Rhoads
Several of the pressers start slow, but become quite interesting.
Stressed enormous appreciation to administration and support staff (above and beyond): Dabo Swinney, Nick Saban, Butch Jones, Gary Anderson
Stressed importance of current players' role in recruiting: Urban Meyer, Doug Marrone, Gary Anderson, Mack Brown
Stressed the importance of the "development of these recruits": Charlie Strong, Bo Pelini, Pat Fitzgerald, Jimbo Fisher, Butch Jones, Lane Kiffin
Talked about importance in "length of the players": Turner Gill, Sonny Dykes, Mike Stoops, Mike Sherman
Talked about commitments helping secure other commitments: Gene Chizik, Bronco Mendenhall
Talked about importance of recruiting players that are "right for us": Gene Chizik, Chris Petersen, Bret Bielema, Frank Beamer, Rich Ellerson, Chip Kelly
Talked about recruiting high school team captains: Dave Clawson, Tim Brewster, Randy Edsall
Most mentioned topics by head coaches
2. Importance of defensive line recruits
3. Recruiting in-state
4. Importance of getting recruits to visit campus early in the process
5. Lack of credibility with recruiting rankings
6. Importance of offensive line recruits
7. Need for "space players"
8. Importance of leaving a scholarship open / possibly awarding a walk-on
9. Importance of players that are "right for us"
10. Development of these recruits is so important
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