The perception is what hurts mid majors, it's not the actual application of the game. Good coaches can win anywhere. I get the feeling from reading the boards sometimes that people want the game to be in a way where anybody can win anywhere in D1, and that's nonsense. To succeed at D1 you should be an excellent coach, it's the cream of the crop.
There's no doubt in my mind if myself or a great deal of other very good coaches decided to undertake mid majors we'd be successful. Many coaches have proven this to be correct, and yet people still cling to this notion that something is wrong with recruit generation. How can something be wrong if there are quite a few examples of people succeeding?