College, of course, is different. Recruiting is the lifeblood of a program. As I saw brought up on Rivals, the conventional wisdom in NFL circles is that a college head coach should build his staff of 10 assistants as follows: 1. Hire 2 guys who are great at x's & o's, game planning and play calling to be your coordinators. If you get anything from them on recruiting, it's a bonus. 2. Hire 8 other guys who are dynamic recruiters. Then, when it comes to player development, just make sure you're "coaching the coaches" so that they're following marching orders to implement techniques the way you and your coordinators want things done. Within that, the special teams coordinator is primarily a recruiter also so the HC would have to be more hands on with scheme and technique there. The more I think about this, the more I agree with it. And that leads me to have some serious questions about the assistant coaches on the CU staff. I think that many of them excel more at the teaching aspect of coaching than they do the recruiting aspect... and this isn't the NFL.