I’m actually a little more confident based on the quality of recruit we’ve been able to get. I think these players trust and believe in the program
They're not going to get any better coaching in any other program in the country.
Neither Hugh, nor Cook, Sheffield or any other great coach, has some secret formula that no one else has discovered.
The game is relatively simple. There are some core techniques and strategies, and you just practice and perfect those over and over and over. It's all about who then executes them better in the match.
So it really does, and should, come down to playing time more than anything, if you're good enough to play for any top program in the nation. That's really what should matter, at the individual level. Of course, winning is nice too.
Players like Landfair, Wucherer, Schaffmaster ... they have a starting spot locked down. Would seem like a huge, and somewhat bold, risk to take to leave that starting spot at a top 5-10 type program to try to get it at another program in that level.