Programs rising and falling in recruiting 

February, 1, 2013
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Kevin SumlinPatrick Green/Icon SMITexas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin and his staff have greatly improved the Aggies' recruiting prowess.
In conversations I've had over the past year with college football coaches, many stated a deep appreciation for institutional support from their superiors. However, at some point during those conversations, nearly all of the coaches highlighted the same key component for success: players.

I recall Sonny Dykes telling me that. I recall Lane Kiffin telling me that. It doesn't matter if you're at Louisiana Tech, as Dykes was then, or at USC like Kiffin; players ultimately make or break the program.

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