While it is true that the University of Louisville enjoyed their most historic night in NFL draft history, and three new millionaires were made from the ranks of the red and black, the biggest winner from last night’s draft might surprise you. That’s right, I am looking at you Texas. Hear me out on this. As soon as the first round was over, and even while it was ongoing, the Twitter world was abuzz with tweets from Texas coaches congratulating their former players and crediting the players’ hard work, and the coaches’ development of talent.
Mike Giglio, Director of Player Personnel at Texas tweeted – Proud to see 3 players from our 1st 2 classes at UofL go in the 1st Round! Speaks to great recruiting and even better player development!
Charlie followed up in his interview with Rick Bozich of WDRB and said “First, it’s a credit to those three guys because of all the work they put in,” Strong said. “It’s a credit to the training staff and the assistant coaches. And it’s a credit to the program. You just look it and go, ‘Wow.’ ” While this may sound like a tribute to the Louisville program, don’t think for one second that Charlie is not planning on using Louisville’s success to his advantage.
The recruiting line will likely sound like this: “If we could put three guys from Louisville in the first round, imagine what we can do with you here at Texas.” Is that wrong? I don’t think so. Certainly a coach is entitled to do whatever he needs to do in order to advance his team in the war that is college recruiting. Point isn’t to bash Charlie or his staff. Merely pointing out that there were a lot of winners in Austin Texas last night too. Now, it’s Bobby’s turn to fill the first round. I for one can’t wait to see it.
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