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- Oct 30, 2012
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- Madison, WI
Beat me to it, thanks. Not only do people other than the HC go out and physically recruit, they are sometimes the first contact with the player/family. Even if Chrsyst was the only guy out front recruiting, don't you think that when he was recruiting defensive players, he was talking up Leonhard, the program and how many Badgers ended up playing in the NFL? Lately, that didn't seem to be be getting the job done very well.Actually all the coaches do some recruiting. But, that doesn't mean Jimmy wasn't good at it. The reality is, the Badgers recruiting was horrible because of how it was administrated by Chryst. You need the support people to find that talent, then help the coaches bring it home.
I'm also going to go out on a limb and say that through his job at OSU and Cincinnati, Fickell has more connections outside Wisconsin than Leonhard has. With that, I hope that Fickell can continue the success of instate recruiting too.