Realignment’s effect on recruiting

What is the biggest negative, recruiting-wise, in a 16-team football league?

Mike Farrell’s answer:
I think the biggest issue will be that it will be harder for teams to win consistently year after year with so much competition in such a large league.

Selling the idea of consistently going to the conference title game and a BCS game with so many talented teams will be harder in recruiting. Teams such as Texas and Oklahoma are almost assured of battling for a division title and the chance for a BCS berth in a 12-team conference and a six-team division, but with added teams in each division and a harder schedule, it won’t be as easy. Competition will be tougher on the field and, as a result, off of it in recruiting.

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6/14/10