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Not saying Dooley was an "excellent" recruiter. However, you can say alot about the 4 coaches you listed, but you have to start and end the answer to your question with the following: it makes everyone of them coaches in states that produce more 4 and 5 star recruits than TN.
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Jones is going to get the same type of boost to the 2013 class that Dooley got with the 2010 class due to "new blood" running the program. What will ultimately separate the two is how Jones not only recruits for 2014 and beyond, but the type of product he can put on that field every single Saturday.
Where Jones has an advantage over Dooley right now is that a) he has a winning record with a higher profile program, b) a system that has worked at multiple schools, and c) more time to solidify his first recruiting class than Dooley did when he took over. The Tennessee roster is also much deeper today then it was in 2010, so Jones will have a better foundation to build upon as well.
But none of this guarantees success. Rather, I think it sets the expectations higher than they might otherwise be.
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Its not a stupid question until you ask it.
I hope you are right, but I'm not sure he gets the boost we are hoping for.
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