Stan Drayton was damn f’ing good at his job.
That job? Officially, it was running backs coach, but he was pretty good in the recruiting biz too. So¬†losing him back to the University of Florida is no fun.
Before the ‘Cuse, Drayton had built quite the resume before heading to The Hill.
He was named a Top-25 recruiter when the Gators nabbed the top class in the country, with him as their backs coach.
And of course, recruiting Florida is paramount.¬†The Fizzchronicled the ‘Cuse’s recent reestablishment in the Sunshine State.
We aren’t the only ones to have noticed Drayton’s apparent influence, as our good friends over at Nunes last month¬†mentioned Drayton’s influence as well.
As a coach he wasn’t bad either. He tutored Brian Westbrook at Villanova, who ended up being alright. We saw the sudden growth of Delone Carter into a 1,000 yard back (not bad for a player who spent time in the previous regime’s doghouse and had trouble staying healthy).
The Orange has some retooling to do.¬†We told you that Doc Holliday’s departure from West Virginia was supposed to open a door on the recruiting trail. Now the ‘Cuse has to fill another position.