- Feb 9, 2014
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Fleck has done a remarkable job of bringing in portal players. It's quite interesting to me because his JUCO players have not worked out at all -- Dickson, Davis, and Clemmons are the ones that come to mind.I think this distinction is lost on some people. They see getting guys from the portal as a sign that the guys on the current roster are not good enough. And while that is potentially true, the more likely answer is that coaches are using open spots on guys in the portal in order to enhance what they already have on their roster by filling in with experienced players.
Once you are past those first couple years the pressure is on to win, so if you think you can bring a guy in who will help your team you would be foolish as a coach not to do it.