GoRebs
https://twitter.com/Bischoff_Tyler/status/1225208972304478209?s=19

I had always thought Sanchez' recruiting was significantly better than Hauck, but seeing these numbers says it actually wasn't that much better. A couple newcomers to FBS from FCS ranks skew it a bit.

Outside of one year where UNLV ranked in the 80s his classes were pretty inline with what Hauck was getting...
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rebelraid
Surprises me to see that also. I can see how the perception of the two coaches are different, however. Sanchez did a much better job selling the vision of what UNLV can become, raising funds, branding and marketing, laying a major foundation and embracing the city of Las Vegas, whereas Hauck narrowed his efforts only on coaching football. His approach prevented players from using social media, he held fall camp in Ely and basically never built or improved anything from an infrastructure standpoint. In the end, neither dominated the recruiting scene. To be fair, without the new facility and stadium I’m not sure any coach had a chance to match what Arroyo has begun. Nevertheless, I always assumed Sanchez had elevated recruiting from Hauck, but it probably just felt that way since the culture improved under Sanchez.
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GoRebs
rebelraid wrote:
Surprises me to see that also. I can see how the perception of the two coaches are different, however. Sanchez did a much better job selling the vision of what UNLV can become, raising funds, branding and marketing, laying a major foundation and embracing the city of Las Vegas, whereas Hauck narrowed his efforts only on coaching football. His approach prevented players from using social media, he held fall camp in Ely, and basically never built or improved anything from an infrastructure standpoint. In the end, neither dominated the recruiting scene. To be fair, without the new facility and stadium I’m not sure any coach had a chance to match what Arroyo has begun. Nevertheless, I always assumed Sanchez had elevated recruiting from Hauck, but it probably just felt that way since the culture improved under Sanchez. 


I had thought it had improved . Looking at those rankings though, I think it appeared that way because fans had more access to the recruiting process with Sanchez being open about it vs Hauck who was extremely guarded.

Completely fair to bring up the facility and stadium as recruiting tools. I have to imagine Sanchez would have had one of his better classes this season. This good? (On paper).. Tough to say...


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BALV

I would agree that the recruiting quality was comparable, but I have no idea what Hauck did to engage the recruits beyond fishing in Montana during the off-season. 

Sanchez was a media general. He was active in posting and engaging recruiting publicly. Sanchez tried to make UNLV football into a brand. I liked the traditions like #HeyReb for commitments.

While I believe the new facility would have helped recruiting for Sanchez, I don’t think he would have assembled as good of a class as Arroyo crafted. That was flat impressive and I am excited to see what he can do with a whole off season.

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RebelFanJake91
So am i
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UNLVRunninRebel
I wish Sanchez succeeded here but to think he is/was equal to Arroyo in recruiting is crazy.  Sanchez had this past season to recruit to the facilities and Arroyo kept, what, 3 of his recruits? 

Again, I was a Sanchez fan but I'm also realistic.
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rebelraid

I think pretty much everyone feels Arroyo is a better recruiter than Sanchez.

Sanchez was purely an elite fundraiser who got the program off of life support by improving the image and culture and bringing in real money. His success in upgrading the infrastructure will be almost impossible to beat, but he’s not the big time recruiter Arroyo is.

Arroyo may not be the fund raiser that Sanchez is but if he can coach a champion team on the field he may not have to be. The money will flow on its own more freely if UNLV becomes a Top 25 program. 

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LouDog777
That surprises me also, I think there are some very good points brought by everyone. I also am a huge fan of Tony's, not from anything he did at BG, but what he did for us. His vision and passion for the program are unmatched. Not that Coach Arroyo can't meet or exceed it, it's just too early to tell still. I hope he succeeds as much as Tony on the fundraising/academics AND is able to get the community more involved.
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