Also the talent and resource disparity between Auburn and VT can't be emphasized enough in this kind of comparison. Auburn had a roster full of top 10 recruiting classes and the holes it had to fill in the offseason were filled with JUCO players. That's like an NFL team having access to the free agent market. VT doesn't have that option.
Last edited by crabcake77; Tue Dec 03 2013 at 11:53 AM.
It's all relative right now. The offense situation couldn't have got much worse so a change was necessary. If things don't improve in year 2 then I'd say, in hindsight, that it wasn't a great hire. It does make one wonder how you could go 0-8 in SEC with that talent. In his defense this years AU players already knew GM system so it's not crazy to think they would be good, but so far it has appeared to be a lateral move.
Give his recruits a couple years to develop into his system then look back at this situation.
To the OP's question, no. SL was only there one year, not time to recruit his own players or put in his own system. He had no good QB.
And someone on another thread rightly pointed out that the OL that's making it all happen at Auburn was coached by Coach Grimes.
As to the Moorehead hire, I can see the improvement in the receivers from the beginning of the year when he had only one experienced (yet injured) receiver in Coles. I like what I have seen.
REALLY liked what I heard Beamer say last night on TTL....that this is best group of recruiters he's ever worked with!