I watched a thing online on Bill Belichick assistants and why they fail. The common theme was they try to be just like Bill but they don’t have his resume.
This applies to Lake. He dismisses stars openly, has all that same Boise shit but he doesn’t have 2 Fiesta Bowl titles or an 80% winning percentage that Pete has. So right now he’s just an idiot openly making excuses for why he can’t recruit until proven otherwise. Despite what Pete says bout stars he cares. You don’t fly a jet on signing day down to Arizona to make sure Murphy turns in letter of intent. Do you honestly think Lake does that? I don’t.
The Sav’ell Smalls situation most coaches would have messed that up. It got ugly at one point. It was nice having a veteran like Pete. Also telling that Pete and Kwit handled his recruiting after he told us off and not Lake.
Also from what I’ve read Lake doesn’t know what our program is. With Pete you knew what you were getting in recruiting, in his coaching, how he runs a program. It’s like politics , majority of people don’t like their senators or congress but they constantly re-elect these guys cause known commotity is better than the unknown.
Lake so far in recruiting has been Gilby bad. I’d say Ty and Sark were better so far. His flying a sky jet around town to show off for JTT who is from Seattle screamed desperation to me. JTT wasn’t shown in any pics either which was a bad sign.
That’s what Oregon and Ohio State does. With Pete he preached and believed in built for life. I read a thing last year when we had a bunch of recruits one high school coach said we are trying to be Oregon lite now. Pete made us unique in recruiting and had the resume to back it up.
Lake looks like a guy randomly throwing darts, has no strategy at all and thinks he’s the smartest guy in the room at all times. Parents like guys like Pete who are genuine, not smug cocky a-holes like Lake.
Lake inability to connect with parents and sell is killing us. Watching his pressers he comes off as an arrogant prick. Like if he wasn’t our head coach I’d hate him.
Pete came off as very genuine and even if he coached at Oregon I’d still respect him . With Pete the program was about the players and those behind the program. With Lake, this program appears to be only about him.