By KEITH PEEL
It seems odd to me that Matthew Mitchell has six players leave and athletics director Mitch Barnhart has a sit down with Matthew Mitchell about areas he needs to change and improve or start looking for another coaching job whereas Mark Stoops has nine players transfer from one class of 28 (all highly rated but couldn’t get on the field) and it seems like it is treated as “business as usual.”
I feel like if players were being developed properly they would get on the field and not see a need to transfer. We lost two of our three returning quarterbacks last year and it seems like a revolving door at some of the other positions.
I don’t understand why football seems to get a pass whereas other sports don’t. I’m sure if Calipari had more than 30 percent of one recruiting class transfer out there would be a lot of questions asked.
As a football coach I don’t think it helps to have your number one coaching asset be that you are a good recruiter if you can’t get the players on the field. All of a sudden your top 25 recruiting class drops down into the 50s or 60s and you cannot compete in the SEC with that level of talent or you are always having to play freshmen to fill the gaps. ( sounds familiar).