Years ago when legendary coach Dick Bennett accepted the head coaching job at Washington State University he said something at the press conference that had many peole shaking their heads.
Coach Bennett said that he had his work cut out for him and needed to recruit guys that he could lose with before they would start winning.
What he meant by that was that there was going to be some rough spots ahead no matter who was in his first recruiting class.
Knowing that, he needed guys who were going to keep working hard, who were going to remain loyal and who would never abandon ship when things got tough.
In the next couple months many coaches are going to start rebuilding their programs for a variety of reasons.
They will have to decide on which incoming players to keep in the program and which to turn away.
If that happens to be you, consider keeping the ones you can lose with first.
(If you are a player reading this are you the type of person your coach can count on no matter what? If not, you might find yourself without a team!)