Obviously Petersen deserves blame but this lays at the feet of BG again Petersen typically deffrred to his assistants. BG racist ass would not have played him anyway, on a serious note I believe there is some racial/cultural bias with BG. Who goes this many cycles without being able to recruit one African American player at a position that produces a lot of African American players combine that with Victor, not to mention Simon this year combine that with his failure to retain African American players there is obviously a problem
Bob Gregory struggles recruiting black kids because:
A: The vast majority of the elite black ILB talent comes from the South East and
B: He has zero swagger and charisma and struggles to culturally connect to most elite prospects of any race because his personality is boring as fuck.
Our lone black ILB on the roster is our best ILB and came in as a walk on. Bob was praising him when he was just a Freshman special teams player and then played him over scholarship guys. That doesn’t look racist to me.
Julien Simon is not an example of racial bias. The coaches simply don’t think he’s all that good of a prospect. Simon admitted in an interview months before committing to USC that the UW coaches wanted to “see more physicality and better open field tackling” from him. He was never a recruit they were all in on. He’s a good athlete but didn’t check enough boxes for them as an ILB. They obviously think Will Latu is better.