I just went through the decade of recruiting with Pel and CMA (remember when Pel was here, CMA was at Missery). They tied for 5th with 5* (all belonged to CMA, though I still give Pel credit for the 11 class). And were 2nd overall with 4/5* totals.
By the way, the 4 ahead of CMA with 5*, KY (all Cal), FL (most Billy D, White is lower on the recruiting front), Bama (3 belong to Avery Johnson), and LSU (Jones had 2 with Simmons class, and Wade had 2 with Reid). So, technically CMA is ahead of everyone but Cal, and Donovan. He’s tied with Avery.
Think the problem is folks like Hog2009 believe what CMA got was a slam dunk and did not require much recruiting. It will be interesting how they evaluate Coach Muss recruiting. Think opinions ultimately come down to whether you like the coach or not. Natural human reaction.
When it comes to Muss, I think his win/loss total will affect how his recruiting is perceived. He could land all 3* and below, but if he gets to the FF, everyone will talk about how great a recruiter he is.
What gets me, if you look up the recruiting during that time, TN was really good on the recruiting trail, then they weren’t (Pearl). Then AUB made an uptick after Pearl arrived. LSU, starting with the Simmons class, made huge jumps. Miss St had an uptick after Honest Ben. I think most get my point, something seems a little fi$hy
Agree that I guessed what I thought you believed. Really we should have you state that yourself. Bake and I have laid out what CMA did in recruiting of 5s and 4s. What do you expect from Muss recruiting? So far, in his five recruits, there is one 4*, Whitt.