- Dec 7, 2017
That’s kind of my thought too, people keep pointing out recruiting struggles and that these new assistants need to be shown the door etc, and while I would like to land some more top targets in the fall and not miss against rivals it’s hard to ignore that no matter how these classes have gone Barnes and assistants have continued to put out winning team after winning team…and obviously that’s the ultimate goal, so they’re doing something right with roster assembly, can’t ignore that.
Barnes has and will never coddle players or recruits. He's going to coach the hell out of everyone as if they are all starting from the same place. Some players feast in that environment KC did and some players don't BHH/Burns for example. My only critique of recruiting is I'd rather see us "hit" more on the guys we do take. Seeing so many guys transfer out worries me.
BHH, Q, Powell, Bailey, & Tamba all leaving a top 10 team that won the SECT when more playing time was potentially ahead of them isn't a good thing. But if it helps the culture stay the way it is then that's fine, objectively I feel like Tamba was the only one that left we really recruited over.
Can't tell me BHH, Q, Powell or Bailey couldn't earn minutes this season or next. So to my point, if we're going to take the 3 and 4 star guys more often I'd like to see more of them stick around and develop their games (Like Santi, Pons, Fulky, Bone did).