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Recruiting...Coaches want to sell themselves as they build their brand.

 

Universities need o demand that coaches sell the University not so much the coaches...if you allow the coaches to sell recruits on the coaches and not the school, these things happen.

 

If you own a company and allow your salespeople to be the brand, if they leave and go to a competitor, expect to lose a large chunk of sales....if they sold the company and the product, you build a bigger moat.

 

 

 

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2 hours ago, Blindcheck said:

Recruiting...Coaches want to sell themselves as they build their brand.

 

Universities need o demand that coaches sell the University not so much the coaches...if you allow the coaches to sell recruits on the coaches and not the school, these things happen.

 

If you own a company and allow your salespeople to be the brand, if they leave and go to a competitor, expect to lose a large chunk of sales....if they sold the company and the product, you build a bigger moat.

 

 

 

But your customer/recruit plays a role in your marketing ploy? 

 

If you look at Nebraska, we have a great brand, we have the facilities, we have the fans and we actually have stability with our head coach, or at least we have that illusion.  But it really sounded like Xavier was banking on Kenya to be his remote father figure.  Not sure why, or how that happened, but I believe he referenced it in his text.  The staff could sell all the other stuff, but if the customer/recruit is looking at something so specific, it is hard to control that specific sale.

 

Look at the football program.  We hired a complete new staff.  And generally, the kids left behind by the old staff, stayed.  In fact, one of those kids had his dad fired in the transition.  So I think UNL as a whole is doing what you are advocating Blindcheck, but there are some intangibles that are impossible to control

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1 minute ago, Huskerpapa said:

But your customer/recruit plays a role in your marketing ploy? 

 

If you look at Nebraska, we have a great brand, we have the facilities, we have the fans and we actually have stability with our head coach, or at least we have that illusion.  But it really sounded like Xavier was banking on Kenya to be his remote father figure.  Not sure why, or how that happened, but I believe he referenced it in his text.  The staff could sell all the other stuff, but if the customer/recruit is looking at something so specific, it is hard to control that specific sale.

 

Look at the football program.  We hired a complete new staff.  And generally, the kids left behind by the old staff, stayed.  In fact, one of those kids had his dad fired in the transition.  So I think UNL as a whole is doing what you are advocating Blindcheck, but there are some intangibles that are impossible to control

Totally agree with what you are saying.

 

That is why as a head coach, you have to have the ability to become that father figure, to assume the role the recruit desires if an assistant leaves.

 

In sales, when you see a new sales guy come in, the good ones have the ability to build on the goodwill that the previous salesman built.  The ones that can't do that, struggle to build those relationships....

 

As head coach, you need to have that ability....or every time you lose an assistant, you lose all the players that consider that assistant the reason for being at your school.

 

 

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7 hours ago, Huskerpapa said:

But your customer/recruit plays a role in your marketing ploy? 

 

If you look at Nebraska, we have a great brand, we have the facilities, we have the fans and we actually have stability with our head coach, or at least we have that illusion.  But it really sounded like Xavier was banking on Kenya to be his remote father figure.  Not sure why, or how that happened, but I believe he referenced it in his text.  The staff could sell all the other stuff, but if the customer/recruit is looking at something so specific, it is hard to control that specific sale.

 

Look at the football program.  We hired a complete new staff.  And generally, the kids left behind by the old staff, stayed.  In fact, one of those kids had his dad fired in the transition.  So I think UNL as a whole is doing what you are advocating Blindcheck, but there are some intangibles that are impossible to control

 

Like your takes on here, but have to disagree that we have stability with the head coach or even an illusion of it.  So far 3 straight years without an extension.  Last year no supportive comments from the AD.  Promises of addressing things after the season but then crickets.  This year any comments from the AD were delayed, then tepid and vague.  Comments that it would be addressed after the final 4, but still nothing.

 

If we go head to head on any recruit, there is no way the other school won't address instability with the head coach. 

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2 hours ago, HB said:

 

Like your takes on here, but have to disagree that we have stability with the head coach or even an illusion of it.  So far 3 straight years without an extension.  Last year no supportive comments from the AD.  Promises of addressing things after the season but then crickets.  This year any comments from the AD were delayed, then tepid and vague.  Comments that it would be addressed after the final 4, but still nothing.

 

If we go head to head on any recruit, there is no way the other school won't address instability with the head coach. 

 

Does this mean we have to wait another century to win an outright conference championship?  Double turds... ;)

 

HB, it will all work out just fine.  Patience, my friend.

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