OK, I’ll play along. I mean, there has to be a punch line somewhere.
What head coach is the best recruiter? Come on, it’s not even close.
You can have Urban Meyer or Butch Davis or Nick Saban. All good choices, all guys who breathe and bank recruiting every day of the year.
And none of them can touch Pete Carroll.
The one-time NFL washout — remember when stodgy USC alums were ticked he was hired? — arrived in Los Angeles in 2001, and everyone has been playing catch up since. This argument isn’t about BCS national titles, because even Carroll would be the first to admit his team should’ve played for two or three more than it did this decade.