Maybe it's because enough time has gone by that all I remember is nostalgia and the positive memories. Because from a just straight recruiting standpoint it felt in the glory days of the tiger prowl and when big cat weekend was just starting and we had trooper, luper, Jeff Grimes and thigpen that we won more recruiting battles against the elite programs than we do now. We still haven't found a guy who could recruit the OL position at a consistently high level like Jeff Grimes did. Bicknell is off to a good start but we need to keep stacking good classes on top of good classes. We haven't still been able to pull any tackles yet the caliber of Greg Robinson and shon Coleman among others like we did back then.
At the end of the day right now when we are going against a kid who Georgia, Clemson or bama really wants and prioritizes I just do not have that much confidence it will work out in the end for us. We win some but lost some ones vs them that were really key. That's just my perception of things. It feels like Gus has peaked and plateued when it comes to how good he will recruit. Really good most of the time just not great. Just can't seem to get over that last hump and hurdle just like on the field.