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Ripples in the recruiting pool

Assistant coaches changing schools don't make the big waves, but they have an impact

Originally Published: December 16, 2009
By JC Shurburtt | Scouts Inc.

It's that time of year when the college football coaching carousel is in full swing. While the newly-appointed head coaches make the headlines, it's the assistant coaches who make the difference from a recruiting standpoint.

That's why when Tennessee's Lane Kiffin hired some of the top recruiters in the Southeast for his first Vols staff (Eddie Gran, Lance Thompson, Frank Wilson), it was major news. These are the coaches who went out and earned a top 10 recruiting class for the Vols last ...

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