- Sep 4, 2012
The only thing that should stop The Big Portal Pounder from savaging the portal every year is Sabag getting it shut down because it’s evening the field.There seems to be an underlying mindset around here (probably even more strident among the recruiting "experts"/local high school kid slurpers) that pounding The Portal should be a one time deal just to "save" a class and that we're just going to revert back to relying on traditional recruiting methods once/if we get back to winning.
As the incoherent former Nole on eSECpn would say- not so fast my friends.
Manny somehow took the lead in CFB and absolutely destroyed The Portal while everyone else slept. It's proudly associated with us now. We're not going to stupidly stop embracing it- even if we start bringing in top 10 classes.
I personally want to bring in 3 classes each year. The early signees. The Portal kids. The NSD signees. You obviously raise your standards on the transfers (theoretically we'd be in a position where the UCLA DT wouldn't be needed, etc.) but you keep embracing the moniker Portal U or Transfer U too. You let every disgruntled star at other programs have Miami be the first place he thinks of when even remotely contemplating entering The Portal.