4. Recruiting Changes: EVERYTHING MATTERS
I expect Jimmy to be competitive in recruiting. He’s already shown that. He WANTED to steal Oregon’s lunch money on Esteen and Cam Williams. He enjoyed that they took guys he dropped. THAT is the mentality we need. Art of war. We need to weaken our opponents and strengthen ourselves. It’s college god damn football, it’s not national security. I expect Jimmy to want great classes and strive to get them. And not to downplay getting them. In that sense I expect us to align much more with elite programs than with fucking PLU. And with Pete, sadly, it was the reverse. Of course Pete WANTED great players, but he got no joy from taking kids like Latu. He got joy from taking kids like Nick Harris. That’s fine if you want to write a Lifetime Movie, but it’s not fine if you want to – I DUNNO – beat tOSU, Penn State, Auburn, Bama or even OREGON AT HOME. I don’t want to be PLU. I respect that PLU vibe, that UC-Davis vibe, but that’s for UC-Davis. It’s not for WASHINGTON DAMMIT. Jimmy wants to be WASHINGTON, not UC-Davis. I bet we recruit like it.
#4 and the “Art of War” is the key to everything. Apply this seriously at all levels and you’re going to crush some nuts.