Think about the way Urban Meyer’s recruits blossomed after receiving proper coaching.
Check out his 2006 class. Brandon Spikes, Percy Harvin, Jermaine Cunningham, Brandon James, Riley Cooper, David Nelson and of course, Tim Tebow.
They’re all playing in the NFL, and aside from James and Tebow (at least for now) they all have starting roles.
Then look at his 2007 class, which may actually be better: Joe Haden, Ahmad Black, Chris Rainey, Aaron Hernandez, Carlos Dunlap, and of course, Cam Newton.
Look at how they’ve done so far.
They also had Dan Mullen and Charlie Strong to coach them up.
I mean, they were coached by Missisippi State and Louisville’s head coaches.
This is the point: no matter how much Urban was or was not himself in 2010, he still recruited better than anybody else- maybe even better than Saban. His 2010 class was ranked top in the nation by far.
The Gators are talented.
Come on, say otherwise.
Urban’s recruiting never fell off.
I’ll keep hitting on that.
The Gators are PACKED with talent.
I keep seeing message boards and even ESPN blogs questioning our talent level. That’s sad, because weren’t those same ESPN writers the ones raving about our phenomonal recruiting class?
Here’s the new point I’ll make.
We’ve got a whole new coaching staff, as you know. But look at last year’s staff.
Addazio, Chuck Heater, Scott Loeffler… all now coaches at Temple.
Florida sucked last year because they had SEC talent, and a midmajor coaching staff.
You need both to get success.
And Florida’s got… a former Texas, LSU and Auburn DC, and maybe the best offensive mind in the nation in Charlie Weis.
So if Brantley & company light it up for 50 a game… well, would it really be surprising?