An omen, perhaps?
Mike Price, entering the last year of his coaching contract at UTEP, brought in only high-school football players on Signing Day Wednesday. No "quick fix" JCs.
Usually a coach on the hot seat tries to save his job by bringing in juniors who can play "right now," not freshmen who should red-shirt for a year.
Price is on the hot seat because he hasn't had a winning team for six years in a row — and it's never a good sign when a coach's contract isn't rolled over for at least one year.
Does this mean there's already an agreement that Price will retire at the end of this season?
If so, Price did the right thing in recruiting. Building with freshmen is the way to go. That means there's always a good junior-senior class on the roster — for the next coach?