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Old 11-15-2012, 09:37 PM   #95
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Originally Posted by Alohajrtennis View Post
Why are you sure of this ? Not consistent with her own quotes or Mr. Bill's experience.

Yes, it is, becuase she is not an passive actor in this situation. It's her job, one might argue her even her primary(but not exclusive) responsibility, to recruit players. If the traditional powerhouses take the top 20,30, and she can't get any of those, well, whose fault is that ? Blame it on the weather ? If its completely unreasonable for her to compete in her conference with at least some American Scholarship players, and this is completely unachievable, than they should change conferences, or just drop tennis. But the simple fact is, its not. Other teams in her conference have better records, with more American kids, who were not necessarily even 5 stars. Arizona, which used to get 5 stars, now is recruiting blue chips. First step is an attitude adjustment.

It is also unreasonable is becuase she has shown many of the foreign kids she has offered scholarships are probably the equivalent of 4 star level players players. Even if unintentional, a by product of the difficulty if foreign recruiting, her records shows that she has a lower standard for foreign players than she does for Americans.
Times have come and gone... You're still hanging on to "Buy American"?

What's the difference if she takes 4 star players over foreign kids? You're going to start moving up in your conference? Blue chips are going to start knocking on your door?
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