It was subjective, unless you have objective data to support your claim. If you do, I'm all ears. Otherwise, it's a hypothesis that is clearly subjective.I’ve sat behind and almost right next to recruits at FB games. Half the time they’re on their phones and only sort of watching the games.
I’m not implying that having a good atmosphere for their visit isn’t a positive thing but from the recruits we are more likely in play for it seems to rank fairly low overall. We’ve had important recruits commit that their only visit to the dome was against a team like Colgate. Rarely in a commits interview do they mention that the crowd, game experience they witnessed was a factor in their decision. I don’t think what I said was that subjective actually.
I don’t disagree that it was potentially a missed opportunity. I don’t think we’re saying anything that drastically different from each other. I’ve just realized over the years that the things the fans think move the needle for any given recruit, usually are pretty low on the list.It was subjective,since it is an experiential opinion that you've formed.
But agree in the main with the rest.
Kid is an important recruit, would have been better for the game / atmosphere to be a bit more exciting. But never said it was important or the only factor -- just that it was a missed opportunity.
Not really arguing you, but Clawson at WF was just complaining that the ACCNetwork's need for Friday games hurt his recruiting because he couldn't get kids to three early season good games with good crowds.I don’t disagree that it was potentially a missed opportunity. I don’t think we’re saying anything that drastically different from each other. I’ve just realized over the years that the things the fans think move the needle for any given recruit, usually are pretty low on the list.
Kind of like DB’s halftime speeches and all the fans saying how good it was for recruiting. “Who wouldn’t want to play for this guy, in this offensive system, in a dome?” I don’t say this to sound like a jerk at all but none of those things seem to have improved recruiting in any discernible way.