Thursday, May 17, 2007

A Recruiting Guru?

LIke most every other Minnesota sports fan, I take what Charley Walters writes with a grain of salt. I don't completely write it off like I would if Sid Hartman wrote it, but Charley is prone to, well, making shit up. Nonetheless, I found this blurb today in his column of blurbs to be interesting.

People in the know say Gophers men's basketball coach Tubby Smith has hired a big-time recruiter who he'll announce Friday. Minnesota administrators have been doing background checks on the recruiter this week, and if all goes well, he'll be highly paid, too, with a deal expected to be worth at least $175,000 annually.

"He's one of the best in the business and gives Minnesota instant recruiting credibility," one insider said Wednesday. "Minnesota will not get out-recruited in the Midwest."

I'm assuming that the hiring of Vince Taylor, as reported today by the PiPress and STrib, which are linked to on the right sidebar, is not the position Walters is referring to. Walters is likely referring to the Director of Basketball Operations position that is still vacant.

We'll see what tomorrow brings. If Charley's birdie is correct, Tubby will have taken another step in demonstrating to Gopher Nation that he indeed has something to prove.