Originally Posted by BigPapaVol
I understand that they didn't ask his opinion and rightly so. They did, however, have to try to make the best the could of a very limited recruiting timeline, hence were forced to fall back on Fulmer & Co's work. Of course they reassessed everyone and that's why several were told to ply their wares elsewhere, but they tried to salvage everyone they believed salvageable.
Time played a role. What time CLK and staff had was spent on assessing on the field performance. The time limitation was likely even more severe with respect to an assessment of character.
Hard to blame CLK and staff for not having time to build relationships that would permit such 'character' evaluations. They needed talented players--and that was the obvious prioriity at the time.