I didn't anticipate such a meltdown from what I thought was just an observation of the current regime. The thought was not a comparison to the previous regime and I just wanted to clarify my point if it was lost.
I love Barwis, but I don't believe it is some unbelievable change from before. I'm sure Gittelson ran a fine program, he was a pioneer in the business.
What I see are the main differences in the programs is that Lloyd allowed the kids more freedom in what they wanted to do and relied on their own personal pride and senior leadership to make sure they were staying in shape. Carr repeatedly said he wanted his kids to enjoy the college experience. Kids like Jake Long trained hard under Gittelson and became a #1 pick monster. I would say most players on the team took pride in their condition and wanted to play so they followed suit. How they went about it was much different but in the end, most of the kids were in fine shape under Lloyd and would have been in similar shape under RR.
My point was that under Lloyd it appeared that some of the kids that didn't quite pan out were allowed to kind of cruise on the scout teams and bottom of the depth charts.
Under RR it appears the kids are under tighter restrictions and are not allowed to coast into their final years while they pursue their degrees. I thought faced with the thought of little playing time more kids under RR would transfer out D. Oneil style than would happen under Lloyd, because of the tighter restrictions.
I thought this kind of "SEC Enviornment" would make us more competitive because we would have more scholarships open each year, but I was torn because of the negative backlash we might receive from it and I wasn't sure if I thought it was right or not to have this more professional approach.
So far it has gone better than I hoped, everyone looks to be in great shape or getting there and we haven't had much turnover.