Found February 15, 2013 on Crystal Ball Run:
There’s an old saying that goes “to whom much is given much is expected,” and if the last few weeks were any indication, that phrase certainly holds true in college football recruiting. There are few places in sports where the stakes are higher, and where the vitriol from opposing fans, coaches and schools is more fierce than in the days and weeks leading up to Signing Day.   That was especially true this year at Ole Miss, where the Rebels hauled in a recruiting class for the ages, one which made the Rebels’ rivals ask one simple question: “How the hell did they pull THAT off.” After all, it’s not often that anyone but college football’s most traditional of powers (think Alabama, Texas, Florida, Ohio State) pull in Top 5 classes nationally. Let alone a program which just finished a 7-6 season under a first year head coach, and went 2-10 as recently as two seasons ago. Only that was the reality at Ole Miss and when that recruiting class did come together, the accusations fl...
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