We definitely need someone who knows how to recruit. While I was impressed with last years class, this years class is a bust so far due to the turmoil surrounding Bo. We need to be pulling more 4-stars and less 3-stars.
I'm a little disappointed with the salary of the recruiting coordinator. Bama has Kevin Steele and I can't imagine he's working for $40k a year. I always believe if you're going to do something, do it right.
And I was hoping if this position came to being, it would be a coordinator that could hang on to the recruits we have committed currently if Bo were to be let go.
I **think** Bo said we don't do things like that around here when discussing Alabama's recruiting coordinator in Kevin Steele. Good to see a change in that thinking ifhe did say that.
"It's not the recruits that you miss on that hurt. The ones you get and do nothing for five years are the ones that hurt."
Kevin Steele is making 200k as Alabama's Director of Player Personnel.
This is a GREAT move by Shawn Eichorst and Nebraska. I commented back in February when Alabama made the first big move like this that Nebraska HAD to follow suit. With the difficulty Nebraska has with needing to recruit nationally and dealing with the travel burdens, small local population, etc. - this is an A+ move by the Huskers and hopefully they have a large staff to accompany these two main positions (Director of Player Personnel and Director of Recruiting).
A name I dropped back in February was Vinny Cerrato. Cerrato was an incredible recruiting coordinator for Notre Dame in the mid-to-late 80's. He played at Iowa State and coached at Minnesota (before Notre Dame) so he has an idea of B1G football and midwest (dis)advantages when it comes to recruting. He understands what it would take to get Nebraska up and running a department like this. He was a very successful Director of College Scouting and later Director of Player Personnel with the San Francisco 49'ers (when Bo Pelini was also there). He has extensive experience scouting and recruiting players at all levels and would be a tremendous addition to a school in this capacity IMPO. Admittedly he was a terrible GM with the Redskins, but nobody would ask him to be in that role. For what he can offer, and the history he has with recruiting and running a department like the one Nebraska is/needs to implement, IMPO Cerrato would be a very good hire. He is currently doing a sports radio show in Baltimore so heck, maybe its worth an inquiry.