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Why so many players in the portal??

I think there are many things that factor into the answer. Some kids just want to get closer to home and now they can. I think some want more playing time. Some don't like their coach's or the schemes being run.

I think traditional recruiting tactics are to blame the most. Since college recruiting became a thing, coaches have LIED to players to get them to sign on the dotted line. I read an article a year or so ago about how coaches have to promise almost every player that they will start as freshmen knowing full well it ain't gonna happen. Now it's biting coaches in the ass. Players are recognizing that they were sold a bill of goods and now they can leave.

Coaches are going to have to change. If they lie to recruits, the recruits are now in a position to leave via the portal. The coaches with the least integrity will find this to be the most difficult. I despise the portal but IMO this one benefit of it.

Posted: 01/14/2022 at 4:06PM


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