You have to let them vent...they’re hurtin! I mean, their favorite OLB’s candidate (or 3) was summarily passed over whilst being obvious and top of mind...you know? That guy? And the other one? Who coach OLB’s at that school with the players? Football?
Big time hire for fit and recruiting. Felton was used as a recruiter when Helton departed. He has familiarity with the staff and players and is a good fit. Also makes our quality control positions look more attractive bc it could lead to a position coaching job down the road.
Pruitt's done the same with TN players. We were strong in state this year but not so much in 21. UT will reportedly be hitting NC, VA, GA harder than the instate crop of kids this coming recruiting season.
I seem to remember when he was recruiting for us for a short while there were several kids commenting on Shelton. My guess is he's hungry and will be a very good recruiter. With coach JP having worked with him before I am not in the least worried about his ability to teach the position. That is the biggest difference in the coaches the last decade or so and CJP, he knows what a good recruit looks like and what a good position coach looks like. It feels great not to have to worry about these things anymore,thanks CJP!
What information do you have that makes you think that? Do you believe he didn't learn to coach the position at his previous stop here? Do you think Pruitt would hire this guy immediately if he didn't think he was the best guy for the job? When Helton left a few years ago why do you think this was the guy they got on the road immediately to sell recruits on the program? Guy has all the earmarks of a great upcoming coach and recruiter, has a prior relationship with players and staff on this team as well.