Most Impressive Recruiting Class: It's the Chips
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It's the ultimate tribute to capitalism.
Creating an industry where none existed before. Mainly because there was no reason and little logic behind it.
That's the college recruiting media biz.
Some say that in this, the dawn of the Information Age, there's enough data out there to make this endeavor valid. Others show impressive evidence that elite players aren't so deemed until after they've been developed in college.
And there's also enough data to show that the process these days can take on a life of its own. Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear ... Actually, one day from yesteryear ... National Signing Day 2014:
Now, this phenomenon has extended to its natuaral conclusion:
A school doesn't even need a head coach to put together a recruiting class.
Remember these dudes, who crafted one of the best memories of the 2014 bowl season?
This improvisation serves as an inference that Central Michigan players can take matters into their own hands with the best of them.
Toss in a few loyal assistant coaches, and a relatively solid recruiting class can be assembled, even without the program having a head coach. Dan Enos left the Chippewas high and dry to become the OC at Arkansas.
This was on Thu 22 Jan:
So, while the USC's, Ohio States, and Alabamas can crow about their haul of allegedly acclaimed recruits, they pale in comparison to the job done by Chippewa assistant coaches with uncertain futures and players working the social platforms to keep their recruiting class together.
They did a solid enough job of it that Central Michigan's class is ranked right in the middle of the MAC by those devotees of capitalism whose very cred depends entirely on their opinions and what happens in the next four seasons.
In essence, the Chips made use of chips to keep their program in the chips. It's a classic metaphor for the Information Age.