Can UCF compete with SEC for football rookies?
The process of competing for elite rookies begins with founding an administration that supports the coach, spends money on facilities and assistant coaches, and these coaches do a great job using current talents to winning matches which in turn impress top-notch rookies. .
It’s a long process.
These areas have already started to take shape for the UCF football program. With the head coach Gus Malzahn leading the Knights, UCF now holds the key element of a head coach as the UCF administration, headed by the athletic director Terry mohajir, wants to run the program.
Before we go any further, here’s a traditional podcast, as well as a YouTube version of the podcast, discussing what UCF needs to accomplish to win major recruiting battles against the SEC, including UCF football history at the over the past decade and its impact on recruitment. :
Gaining recruits starts with UCF administration
If a program like UCF does not hire the right coaches and invest financially in these coaches, there will be little or no chance of regularly recruiting high profile recruits.
This scenario is repeated over and over again in college football. A program has to spend money up front i.e. investing big financial interest in coaching staff, otherwise there is very little chance of consistently winning big in college football.
Recruits and their families can read contracts via the Internet. Anyone can view UCF head coach Gus Malzahn’s contract. That’s a base salary of $ 500,000 with $ 1.8 million also related to radio and television and then endorsements.
This investment has helped to strengthen the fact that Coach Malzahn is valued by the UCF administration, and therefore recruits and their families know who will be in charge of the program for the foreseeable future.
It’s a good start. Making this commitment to Coach Malzahn will impress rookies and their families, and help influence the mindset of others who invest in the program.
The more people who donate to the UCF Football program, the better it will be for recruiting the best rookies who will also receive offers from SEC programs like Alabama and Florida, two schools UCF routinely recruits against. This is another point that will be brought up in the conversation about why the facilities will continue to improve.
The UCF administration has hired some excellent coaches, and now the facilities come next
The tweet above represents what UCF needs to get to where it wants to be. This is how college football at the top works. Money. This is the next step, even with the Big XII money coming to UCF soon. There is always more to be built for the UCF football program to thrive continuously. For now and what UCF coaches can do with the rookies, here are some likely scenarios that will unfold.
The UCF Football program must prepare for the future of the football complex and do so in very precise detail. This is important for a young man aged 16 to 18 who is considering UCF and also holds offers from the SEC.
These top-notch rookies want the assurance that a facility is being built that is truly fantastic so that they have the best chance of reaching the National Football League.
It is essential. Keep in mind that the SEC spends more money on facilities than any other conference, at least at the top of the heap. The following represents what UCF will be competing against.
Georgia is continuing its three-phase process for expanding football facilities. When complete, the University of Georgia football complex announced it would be 165,000 square feet and cost $ 80 million. Any questions about why UCF needs to hit a home run with facility upgrades should begin with this particular information.
Facility upgrades don’t stop. There is always something more. It’s reality. There will be another attempt by the SEC school to match what Georgia plans to complete with the upgrade of their football facilities. Then another and another SEC program will be upgraded.
UCF must stay one step ahead and think big. It costs millions of dollars, but it is certainly an aspect of ground recruits who are also drawn to SEC programs. Then there is the last point of the performance on the pitch.
Win big now
With the Knights joining the Big XII, it’s a huge recruiting boost. Prospects will hear about UCF’s ability to play in the Power Five from every assistant coach at UCF. It’s a great selling point. That aside, there is an additional point for knights that must happen after the haste.
Win big now.
End the 2021 season with at least a 10-2 record will impact school choices for rookies. Remember, these are teenagers. They see things very differently from adults. High school football rookies often review college decisions from a very specific time frame. They are getting closer to when they sign their national letter of intent next December, so there is certainly a way to influence their decision beyond the final 2021 record.
There must be a big bowl game at the end of the 2021 season.
For this bowl game to be against a truly hard-hitting opponent and to be in a bowl game that is specifically about rookies, beating Cincinnati probably has to happen. This is the chicken and the egg argument.
It will be difficult to reach a major bowl game without defeating the Bearcats. The UCF schedule lacks ranked teams beyond Cincinnati. It’s a fact. The Bearcats entered this weekend at No.8 of the Top 25 Associated Press Poll. No other team in the American Conference is currently ranked.
There has to be a message sent to bowling committees to win a big game; the Bearcats would also be the best way to send this message to rookies. The Cincinnati program hosts UCF on October 16.
It would certainly be a feather in the UCF recruiting cap to bring Cincinnati down to its field, as the UCF coaching staff would then be able to call the rookies and discuss the future of the team. ‘UCF with added credibility about an upcoming major bowl game. The Knights could be favored to defeat any other teams remaining on the 2021 schedule.
Can the Knights compete with the SEC for recruits? Yes, absolutely, the knights can. It’s a long process. Let’s see how fast it takes UCF to systematically recruit against the SEC and win many battles for prospects.
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