I just got done reading Meat Market which was a book about the 2006 recruiting class for Ole Miss. I was a little disappointed in the book, but for those of you getting interested in the recruiting game and want to know more how things are done it is very interesting. What theses coaches have to go thru, I could see how they would want to kill Mack Brown and his show up at my camp and I'll take the Top 20 kids approach with his gold mine at Texas. It just shows you how hard it is for a middle level school to get over the hump. Orgeron's hard work has paid off for Houston Nutt the last 2 seasons as Ole Miss has seen a wealth of talent start to pay off, but the road they have to travel and the line dancing they have to do between wanting 4-5 stars and knowing what to settle with is tough. It also does a pretty good job of explaining why they might sign 30-35 guys. They need talent so bad they need to reach on kids with little chance of qualifying hoping they hit on 2 or 3 out of the 10. If you read it give me your impressions.
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