Maybe it's just me, but it seems like college football has a lot more 2nd gen. players (son-of SoAndSo, nephew of SoAndSo, etc.) than 10 or 20 years ago. It's almost to the point where every game there are numerous mentions of relationships between the current player and some former NCAA/NFL player.
-Does having a father or other relative who is a former player provide that much additional coaching or motivation to excel?
-Is the talent pool reaching a level where there are a number of approximately equal players, and the easiest way to differentiate between them is to take a "legacy" player?
-Does the relative provide additional access to the coaching staff that a first-timer wouldn't have, thereby allowing the kid a look he may not have received?
-Or am I just nuts, and the numbers aren't much different now than they ever have been?