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Well it's fun to LoL this but they have a plan and I agree it's a lot like Whisky.... or Stanford for that matter.
They are bringing in the #1 RB recruit, solid OL and big possession receivers and TE's
Whisky took us down to the wire with their 3rd string QB......
And it seems those who go with that approach win a lot of games, but never win championships. Michigan is shooting for 10-2 and a bowl win. They're clearly not thinking about 13-0.
This comment does not come as a surprise to me. I was actually recruited by Ball State some while Hoke was there. Hecklinski was there with him and was actually the lead recruiter for my region. It pains me to say it, but I actually really liked Jabba the Hoke. He took the time after there camp to speak with my mother and myself for about 20-30 minutes and it went very well. However, Coach Hecklinski was always disorganized and honestly seemed all over the place. Spoke with him in person at least twice and over the phone multiple times and just never got a good vibe from him. Never felt like he was shooting me straight and often talked in circles like this. Do not get me wrong he was a very nice man and heck if they offered the interaction was not bad enough that it would of deterred me from considering them heavily. Seeing as he is the recruiting coordinator and that Hoke is bringing him from job to job maybe I was an isolated cased. If I had to guess this comment came out slightly wrong and he did not want to back track. The part about getting players with the ability to go up and get the ball makes sense. Personally I do not think that it is all about height, but more about the instincts to go get it. Not sure you can blame a coach for trying to back the players his team signed, but probably went about it a little wrong.
Take this for what its worth to you. Maybe I am a little bitter because the offer never came, but many other schools never offered and I think pretty well of most the recruiters I interacted with. Honestly glad the offer never came because I would of ended up in Muncie and would not have the life and job I do now. Just thought I would share a little having met this coach.
The Father, The Son... well, it's the
The Holy Trinity... as I see it.
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