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Dawgs on the Hunt: HC Candidates on the Recruiting Trail

As Washington embarks on its search for the next football coach, each candidate’s recruiting acumen will be a factor as important as anything other than wins and losses. Jimmy Lake was reputed as one of the best recruiters in the country as an assistant, but wasn’t able to carry that success into the head coaching job. It will be imperative for the next coach to bring in the quality and quantity of players that Chris Petersen recruited if the Huskies are going to return to national prominence in short order.

It’s difficult to grade a coach’s recruiting ability because it has so much to do with the school they’re recruiting to.