- May 3, 2012
I am fine but two acronyms that worry me these days are....NIL & OOC.I was told that a few months ago by someone in the AD. If things have changed, then they sure haven’t changed their recruiting strategy to adjust for it.
I think they’re concerned just like most coaches in the country are concerned. Things have changed dramatically for everyone over the last 2-3 years and no one knows how this will play out or how they will need to adjust. But at the end of the day, there are the same number of scholarships, the same number of minutes in a game and players on the floor, and a lot of those P5 teams are going to have awful records and miss the tournament.
Conference standings are a zero-sum game. There are going to be a lot of teams dishing out NIL and finishing 5-15 in their conference, not playing in the postseason, and watching very talented players bail on them despite their NIL money because of lack of playing time. VCU wasn’t signing those players very often to begin with. We might end up with better teams based on transfers than we were having from recruiting. I think it’s far too soon to panic or give up like some here are.