That’s a huge advantage. He gets to coach them and spend time with them away from the game. No other college coach will have that with the kids.
Until university presidents move to pass NCAA legislation making this kind of stuff against the rules, it will continue.
Arizona’s Sean Miller got to coach the team in 2015 and the exposure really benefited his recruiting.
Billy Donovan also coached a similar team. Only thing is that Cal can capitalize on the opportunity a lot more than others. On the other hand, a counter argument could be that Cal doesn’t even need this to do his thing.