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.