Can gator football's guest host Steve Addazio hold on to Uf's recruits? Coach A. may be a likable guy, but does he have the charisma to keep blue chippers -- like these two -- from jumping ship? Especially with so many opposing coaches whispering negative stuff in their ears?
Jimbo is on record -- much to his credit -- promising that Seminole coaches won't recruit negatively. But then, they really don't have to. Plenty of other coaches will do it for them. And FSU could well be the beneficiary.
Besides never having been a head coach on the college level, Addazio was well down the list of Florida coaches who might succeed His Urbaness. That is, before Charlie Strong and Billy Gonzales paddled out of The Swamp.
And it doesn't help that Addazio's promotion is not sitting well with a number of ex-gators -- guys who weren't crazy about him even as offensive coordinator, forget about head coach.So beginning next week, we'll find out if Addazio can dazzle UF's current commits enough to keep 'em in the fold. That's when the recruiting dead period is over and teams can contact recruits on a limited number of designated days in January. Hard-selling coaches have until January 30 to make their final pitches before a dead period leading up to signing day on February 3rd.