Published February 2, 2013 - 11:36am
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There’s a major difference between the likes of Vandy’s James Franklin and Steve Spurrier these days when it comes to their approach to recruiting. I believe the ingredients of 5 Hour Energy products are taken from Franklin’s blood. The guy intends to outwork his competition especially on the recruiting trail. Spurrier? Not so much.
Now that the NCAA has relaxed rules on communicating with recruits, Spurrier isn’t happy. He prefers the old school way of more limited interaction with recruits and more defined windows for recruiting.
The Times and Democrat has some great quotes from the Ol’ Ball Coach:
“I’m not sure exactly how it’s all going to take place. Initially, I didn’t like what I heard. You’ll be able to recruit all summer and make calls and text message all year long. Some schools are just going to hire 10 or 15 people to call and text all day long.”
“If you’re not doing it, you’re not going to be keeping up, I guess,” Spurrier said. “But I’m past the stage where I’m going to hang around all summer and text and try to recruit guys. There’s a time for recruiting and a time for coaching your team.
“I think there is going to be a lot more recruiting throughout the summer now than what it used to be. I think the more time we spend with our current players is what’s most important.”
“But that’s just my own personal opinion about it. I know it’s not going to take place. I either accept it or move on. Maybe it’s a good idea, maybe it’s not. It just depends on how much time it takes away the coaching staff from coaching their players rather than worrying about a bunch of players that might not be on their team anyway.”