Signing day’s fun, but who knows what it means

So, what about this recruiting stuff?
It’s all fun and interesting, but what does last week’s trumpeted signings have to do with success on the football field?

Everything, and yet, when it comes to hype, nothing really.
You only have to go back to Utah’s win over Alabama in the Sugar Bowl to get a whiff of what I’m talking about. It is true, 80 percent of college football is recruiting. If you have the ponies, you go to the derby, and if you have enough of them, you win the trophy.

Except if you are USC, which has won nearly every recruiting battle this decade but didn’t play for the title this past year.

desertnews.com
2/9/09