WE need to change our thinking about how we recruit.
I would like to see, within legal and moral limits, more positive help from the Wards, the Stake Centers, and the Regions.
If we are going to compete against teams with 4-5 start players, we must compete with 4-5 star players. I think we are kidding ourselves when we talk like we believe we can teach a 2 star athlete to be as good as the natural 4-5 star athlete.
If we ever really hope to be invited into a P5 conference, we must remember that those teams play a minimum of 9 P5 teams each and every season. We have 7 years before the new TV contracts and the possibility for P5 conference expansion.
If we are planng on quitting the fight; giving up; finding no importance in inproving ourselves during the remaining 7 years, than I am very dissappointed in all of us from the fans, the coaches, the players, the University et.al.
On the other hand, if we are not quitters, we must stop doing the things that don't work and find something different to do that does work.
A good starting point is to figure out how we are going to get those athletes that we must get if we truly do plan on competing successfully on the higher level.