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May 2005

May 2005


Tuesday Morning Quarterback

RECRUITING AS A LABEL
by: Richard Scott
© May 2005

College football is big into labels. Some coaches are “ball coaches.” Some are “Xs and Os guys.” Some players are “solid.” Others are “raw.” Those labels seem harmless enough, but the subtle context they carry can be negative.


Not sure? Then ask yourself this: what do you think of when someone says, “he’s a recruiter?”

Do you think of a guy who works the phones, hits the road, charms mamas, wows daddies and builds relationships with coaches and school administrators and signs the best and the most players?

Maybe, but all too often we think of a guy who can ‘em but can’t really coach ‘em all that well. Even worse, all too often we think ... brace yourself ... minority.

“Being identified as a recruiter, I hate that,” Rodney....The full article can only be seen by subscribers.
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