Maybe I have been reading too much recruiting news, but I am starting to think I can read into how the other coaches recruit against us based on the recruits' comments. When RR came in and Boren made his stupid comments all of the recruits starting mentioning "family values" when discussing their visits. Lately, I have heard several recruits comment how "buildings are just buildings" and it's the people that matter. I am taking that to mean that other coaches are trying to counter all of our facility upgrades by downplaying facilities in general. If your stadium and practice facilities suck, and your weight room isn't a multimillion dollar mecca drawing in NFL guys, then tell the recruits that bricks are bricks and buildings are buildings wherever you go. I take it as a compliment. Plus, Hoke and co. are apparently doing a good enough job selling the people in the buildings, also.
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