- Aug 27, 2011
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Some coaches are not afraid of the Transfer Portal. If Edsall held back half a class for the Transfer Portal, I would applaud the innovative thinking, whether it worked or not. We MUST change the odds in recruiting or we are going to lose, badly, in this part of the program. At the very least, keep an open mind to the occasional plug in player to fill a need, of which we have many. We are a misfit program, and should be looking for talent in recruiting's version of The Island of Misfit Toys.
What does Edsall do? Tells every potential recruit, present and future, to not even look at UConn. UConn can win the Transfer Portal, but it is not even trying.