Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Ted Roof's Biggest Loss of the Season
Now I think Ted Roof's drifting into the danger zone. The last two years, as you may or may not realize based on on-the-field results, Roof managed to recruit a pair of top-40 classes (31st and 36th). Nothing that's going to win any national championships, of course, but the kind of talent that should at least allow a bowl game every now and then. But today is National Signing Day, and 2007 is a different story. I've seen several rankings, and none have as higher than 64th. ESPN puts us at 88th, with more than half of our recruits essentially unrated. All along, I've thought Roof deserved a chance because his players didn't quit and, more importantly, he seemed to be bringing in competitive talent. If that's changing now, and Roof puts up another 0-2 win season next year, you wonder if the clock starts ticking on him. My logic used to be, well, if he can bring in top-40 classes year after year, he can't help but win at some point. But if that stops happening, and we don't start winning, perhaps it'll be time for Raising the Roof to go the way of Airborne.