I think the aim is to build relationships between the committed guys and the uncommitted guys, so that the uncommitted guys will want to commit. Sort of like fraternity rush, where your best recruiters are the guys who just pledged.
For a lot of the blue bloods of college football, scheduling Minnesota is like Minnesota scheduling Boise State or NDSU.
It's a game Georgia, Clemson or even a school that is currently worse like Texas or USC doesn't get a lot from winning, and they could reasonably lose. It's not a huge TV...
If they get rid of the divisions I'm not scheduling anyone with a pulse.
Minnesota is just different, as an urban school an $8 Uber ride from a grown-up downtown big city party scene. Athens probably doesn't have much of that. It's always put a damper on the Greek system, the on-campus bar scene, college football, etc. It's the salty with the sweet.
It's also probably a "connections" sort of place. Most of the kids there will get a quality, very expensive, college prep education and that's that. But hanging around all those other rich, connected kids and the ones that do end up making the pros...it's a network for life.
guys have more and immediate options when the depth chart isn't shaping up their way.
most of the transfers have been timed at points where the depth chart becomes more clear - after season end, first spring practices, end of spring ball.
these guys are the ones leaving for Not In Lineup and...