After a brief hiatus to try my hand at
Louisville I've returned to my ancestral homeland of Valdosta, Georgia, (not my real homeland) and as such will once again be updating the Heartland recruiting thread. No GC offers at this time, but the conference boasts the last 4 national champions and has been atop the conference RPI list for a while as well. This season we generated $5,375 in postseason recruiting cash for each team.
There are currently 5 openings, but one of them has a coach who has applied already, leaving 4 still searching:
had some recent success, making back to back NT appearances a few seasons ago. They return a core of players recruited under that regime, some better than others, and only 1 open scholarship. They certainly can be a contender again in short order if a dedicated coach steps in - is that you?
has had some short term coaches recently and their only real success is some time in the past now, but they do have 5 departing seniors, so a chance exists to make your mark early.
has been a down in the dumps program for quite some time. They seem to sport 8 open scholarships, so there is no reason that couldn't get turned around right quick!
has been a mediocre Heartland club for decades it seems. This season they have 6 openings, and 4 next season, so here's another opportunity to make some immediate impact on the club.
The Heartland has really blossomed into a fairly successful conference. The coaches corner is usually active (even if its mostly just a_in_the_b eeyore-ing about how bad his team is!) and I have really enjoyed my time here. I know I moved on (twice actually, once for just 1 season, this last time around for 4) and boy do I regret it in a way as my old ball club had some good years without me. Maybe that's more a reflection of how good my replacement coach was/is, but either way, I'm back where I belong, and I'd love to have a few more hungry coaches join the ranks and continue to build this great community.
Thanks for reading!