Iggy1979 wrote:Great post Ramster. As with Preston and Murray the perception with Cooley is not supported by facts.
Great post? Are you serious? Did a poor job? You think recruiting to PC is easy? Who the hell would ever want to go there when looking at these other schools. Beautiful campus? Beautiful city/surroundings? Beautiful facilities? Any recent history before he got there? Look at where the kids mentioned ended up. SYR, Louisville, Kansas, Villanova, Indiana, Maryland, FSU, AZ KY, Miami, Uconn, Iowa. Are you kidding me? How many kids have we landed? JT? How many kids have we been involved with? If you don't think relationships are crucial in recruiting, my guess is you have never been around the process or close. Relationships lead to the home visits that Iggy believes ends all . Iggy , you don't get an in a home visit as of coach of URI without connections, help or relationships,We are not Kansas or Kentucky. You can knock Preston if you like, the only thing I mentioned, is first of all, yes I wish he were here, and the fact , if he was, he definitely had some serious inroads in NE basketball, unlike anyone on our present staff. And NE basketball is every bit as good as anywhere in the nation, if you are not awaree and happens to be geographically close to URI. BTW, Creighton may not have any NE guys, yet, but it is also in Omaha and they do have a top 50 recruiting class with an 4 star from Kansas. Preston may have had a hand in that production.