Coach Coley's latest tweet got me thinking about negative recruiting. If you havent seen his latest message, it states " I know ur out there... I know ur trying to go to every place I've been... I know what ur saying... I know U FEAR the SPEAR... "
Now, following Coley's twitter, this could just be legit or it could be him and another one of his sayings. But it got me thinking about how negative the recruiting against Florida State has been the last few years. I would think the obvious main form of negative recruiting probably surrounded Bowden. I was trying to piece together all the differenet aspects other teams could probably use against State.
(1) Bowden's non-existant appearances in a recruit's homes or at a recruit's games.
(B) His future. How long will he coach? Who's the real coach?
(Green) The overall incompetency of Bowden's program. The dysfunction, the poor hiring choices, etc.
I know there are more areas around Bowden that were probably said, but those were the ones I could think of off the top of my head. What all can a coach say to a recruit on a visit? Can they basically say anything they want about opposing coaches and teams? I wonder what the opposition is saying now?
It's a real shocker that FSU in these last few years got any decent or good recruits before Jimbo and crew started heading up the recruiting. I know the classes were bad, but Im starting to look back and realize, that they could have been a lot worse. You can see by the coaching hires by Jimbo and the results so far that recruiting is vital to JF. So three cheers for the new coaches and their ability to recruit.
The "lost years" really hurt this school, this team and some great players. I am really looking forward to seeing the end result of this year's class and the classes to follow.