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I have my own thoughts about where I wish the program would go

But I can assure you they arent shared by anyone in the administration.

I feel that if VT wants to become a destination job, they need someone who is a system coach, rather than someone who tries to out-recruit the others in the conference.

Buzz certainly had an idea about what he wanted in a roster, I'm just not sure what he wanted jives with what can sustain long term success at VT. There will be a rolloer coaster with Buzz where there will be 3 good years and then 2 bad years trying to build the roster back up. VT just isn't a destination for high school recruits year-in and year-out. You have to recruit guys who can fit into a defined role, with a system that minimizes their inherent weaknesses.

For instance, Shaka Smart at VCU made a killing off of players who had a knock on them coming out of high school, but knew his system would allow them to play freely and be athletes. He is running into trouble at Texas by spending too much time recruiting guys like Mo Bamba who never fit into his system where the players really shine in years 3 and 4.

Tony Bennett is another excellent example. He turned UVA into a destination job by bringing a system that can now churn out players that fit perfectly into their system.

I wouldnt place a huge emphasis on a proven recruiter as much as I would a proven evaluator. Someone with a plan for their roster and how to get there. Because theyll likely be starting from scratch at VT.

(In response to this post by GretnaHokie)

Posted: 02/11/2019 at 9:47PM


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Question for Chris -- 133182Hokie 02/11/2019 4:26PM
  Not Chris... -- GCHokie34 02/11/2019 4:50PM
  Delete** -- Tex Lombardi 02/12/2019 09:17AM
  I agree with that. -- Angry Birds 02/11/2019 8:28PM
  I dont think Whit will be fleeced by Buzz -- GCHokie34 02/11/2019 9:52PM
  +1000. Can we make you assistant AD for basketball? :) -- Gobbler Guru 02/12/2019 09:51AM
  I agree. If your starting PG gets hurt... -- Gobbler Guru 02/12/2019 3:07PM
  Yes. 1000 times yes. ** -- Tex Lombardi 02/12/2019 09:54AM
  Good post. Thanks for the reply. -- GretnaHokie 02/12/2019 07:09AM
  I think if Buzz goes that you guys could -- Charleston Cav 02/12/2019 09:12AM
  I doubt we could afford Marshall from Wichita State -- GretnaHokie 02/12/2019 11:32AM
  Crazy enough... -- GCHokie34 02/12/2019 07:39AM
  Yeah, that's my take. -- Chris Coleman  02/11/2019 6:46PM
  Good points. Thanks. ** -- 133182Hokie 02/11/2019 6:43PM

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