August 5th, 2014 at 8:44 PM ^

I actually heard about this some time ago but was wondering when there would be an announcement of some kind (as it is not my place to make them). There is something to be said about a site that attracts writers rising through the ranks and then sends them to other outlets. That speaks to the overall quality of the users and the readership here, I would think, as this is a demanding audience typically.


August 5th, 2014 at 9:00 PM ^

In the upper right corner, my friend.  The more money Brian has to pay people, the less incentive they have to go elsewhere.  (I have no idea what Brian pays but I'm guessing it is less than the big boys with paid subscriptions - just how business works.)

That being said, congrats to Brandon!  I wish you and your new wife the best.


August 6th, 2014 at 1:08 PM ^

Thanks for the compliments. I'm not sure what Brian's plans are at this point for the "recruiting guru" job. I took a stab at it (of sorts) when it came open previously, but as Space Coyote said somewhere else in this thread, I'm not really interested in contacting players/coaches. I prefer to watch film, write scouting reports, etc. I think it creates a conflict of interest when the same guys who rate kids also have to become friendly with them on a personal level in order to get interviews, inside information, etc. That's why I enlisted some help on TTB for a bit to do some interviews, but he moved on to bigger and better things in his professional life, so I let that aspect of the site go by the wayside.

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August 5th, 2014 at 9:04 PM ^

Congratulations, Brandon.  Good to see the upward mobility for guys who make a living on the recruiting scene.

This blog is the heavyweight of college sports blogs - the envy of every sports blog I know, no matter what the sport or team.  We are fortunate to have this - GO BLUE!