- Nov 13, 2009
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You should be fully capable of understanding that local recruiting was just one of many reason, NOT the ONLY reason. You try to say that you have not criticized him about it, but that is the only thing you keep talking about. It is obvious that it is just another drum that you can beat to voice your opinions about our coach. Just like you are taking most of Coyle’s statements, and assumptions about his reasoning, out of context. We get it, can we just move on....Of course they are going to hold it against them. The fan base was told by the media and the AD that he was hired for this reason. It's the reason why we should ignore his lack of a resume.
Of course if Smith had been hired it would be viewed differently. But there is a huge difference between Smith and Ben Johnson. We have absolutely ZERO information of how Ben will be as a coach other than he connects with local recruits. Smith and Dutcher both have experience successfully coaching college basketball.
It's kind of like comparing Brew to Kill. With Kill, no one was expecting great recruiting. If Brewer got hired and wasn't able to recruit. . . uh oh (in terms of perception).