I've noticed that several of you have referred to any transfer recruit outside of the P6 conferences as coming from a "Mid-Major" - I would disagree with that categorization. Of our 4 initial transfer recruits only one (Battle - George Washington) came from what I would consider a mid-major (Atlantic 10). The rest (Stephens - Lafayette); (Loewe - William and Mary); and (Sutherlin - New Hampshire) are from low-major conferences (Patriot, Colonial and America East, respectively). To me, the following conferences (and perhaps a couple of others) are considered mid-major:
The rest of the conferences are the ones that typically only have one bid in the tournament. Why does it matter? I think it's a big step to go from low-major to P6 and our expectations should be adjusted accordingly. Having said that, I am cautiously optimistic that even the lower level transfers will be able to contribute to a successful season. Go Gophers!