And how has this helped recruiting? None of that changes my question. The murray’s were legacy kids that basically walked on as they had no other offers. I personally think fran’s teams overachieve their talent level as I don’t think he’s a good recruiter
Iowa has some great classes coming in, Fran’s early success lead to him getting Cook and Garza. Garza was a high rated kid on the other side of the country. Cook was a huge get, also not from Iowa. Keep telling yourself that the Murrays we’re legacy kids and we’re coming to Iowa regardless. They weren’t and other schools were sniffing around. Either way, it’s Fran that fostered and embraced Iowa’s history by keeping former players close to the program. Smart by him. Oh and maybe give him credit for identifying what he had there with the Murrays. I’ll tell you that no legacy’s are coming to Iowa without having at least a healthy program. Another credit to Fran.
He got fucked by NIL last season, this next coming year I feel confident he’ll do better in the portal now that the Swarm is in full swing .
Iowa currently has Pryce Sandfort and Cooper Koch, both 4 stars committed to the team the next 2 seasons.
Fran may not be the best recruiter, and I wouldn’t argue that he is, but what he’s done is getting the job done. And what ever deficiency you think he has there is more than made up with player development. Feel free to argue that one .