Larry Fedora: 'That's all recruits want to talk about'
Posted by: Chris Vannini on Monday July 29, 2013
How important are uniforms in recruiting?
North Carolina has a new set this year, and it’s in one of our semifinal polls for best new look of the season. Larry Fedora joined SVP & Russillo on ESPN Radio on Monday and explained that the recruits are all over them.
“That’s huge,” he said. That’s all they want to talk about. They’re all asking about it. ‘We’ve heard about the uniform changes. We understand you introduced the tar into the uniforms.’ They’re excited about adding black to the Carolina blue.”
Now, a player likely isn’t going to choose a school because of uniforms, but something like that can draw the initial attention more than you’d get otherwise. It can create a little more excitement and help a coach sell everything else.
Something that Fedora isn’t excited about is the new targeting rule. It has drawn criticism from plenty of coaches because of all the gray areas. Dave Doeren said he doesn’t know how to coach for it. Mike Leach said people need to stop apologizing for football.
Fedora may have had the harshest comment.
“You think fans are going to lose their minds? You’ve got coaches who might lose their jobs because of a play like that,” he said. “I think it’s one of the scariest things I can even remember going into a season, this targeting rule.
“I’m really worried about it. …I know they say, ‘Hey, we’re going to replay it and get the right call,' but still, once it’s been called, it’s something that’s very scary.”