In this segment, a question about Stanford’s recruits.
Q; bestlakersfan said:
With Harbaugh going to the 49ers do you know or do you expect USC to cherry-pick some of the Stanford commits? Which would you anticipate them going after? It seems highly unlikely that some of their top prospects (or any actually) would want to go there now that Harbaugh is not there, because looking at what the program was before him, well they were horrible.
A: I really don’t anticipate recruits leaving Stanford for two reasons: Many recruits want to go to Stanford because it is Stanford. They want something different. And when there is a coaching change, you always hear about recruits leaving but at the end of the day, usually few actually leave. Look at the Pete Carroll-Lane Kiffin transition last season. Kiffin kept most of the recruits that committed to USC.
Q; superlaker24 said:
With Andrew Luck staying, Jim Harbaugh leaving, LaMichael James staying, and other players staying and leaving such as Tyron Smith, Jurrell Casey, Rahim Moore, Akeem Ayers, and Shane Vereen, who are your picks to win the Pac 12 North and Pac 12 South? Who wins the Pac 12 conference title?
A: I think Oregon wins the north, which is clearly the power division next year with Stanford also there. I think the south is wide open. Arizona State and USC should be in the mix. But someone unexpected will also contend. Utah should also be in there with many players returning.