Answer Thursday! (Part 3)

And yet another baseball question.

Q: fartnuggets00 said:
Scott, you previously mentioned that it is difficult for USC to win in baseball because there is a limited number of scholarships that the school can give out and the private school tuition is too high for walk-ons to cover. As such, I was wondering how other private institutions such as Rice, Miami, and Vanderbilt are able to win. Do they have more scholarships to give out? If not, what is the difference that makes them more competitive?

A: These schools win the same way USC used to win: With good coaching and smart recruiting. Private schools are at a disadvantage so they must have really good coaching (usually these teams play good defense, for example) and they go out and find players that don’t get drafted in the first round but are good college players.

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