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Jeff Schultz of the AJC said recently that UGA should "red-line" kids as part of the recruiting process? I assume that Schultz is aware that red-lining is a practice that lenders (specifically mortgage lenders) used to discriminate against minority and low-income borrowers in the past. The idea was to "red-line" geographic areas where lending would be frowned upon if not prohibited.
I just don't get how one can assume that Coach Richt is making poor recruiting personnel decisions when all the schools in the Southeastern Conference are essentially recruiting the same players. The problems that UGA has had with player discipline do not originate in the recruiting process.
Geographic redlining is certainly not the answer. The NCAA restricts contact with players to the extent that any further vetting is not possible. That leads me to the conclusion that to be successful a university must practice roster management successfully. That is, the school must understand that significant attrition will take place and plan for those losses by filling every available scholarship slot every year.
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