We had a perfect storm in play: USC limited on scholarships UCLA was a complete non-factor UofA hiring an East Coast staff ASU hiring a midwest/East coast staff with questionable credibility If only Slick Rick would have been given another year! By my off-the-cuff analysis, there would have been another 20 very good prospects out there that would have ended up in the PAC12. CU wouldn't have gotten but a couple of those perhaps, but their would have been a trickle down effect. Not sure UCLA staff can actually coach and keep it going for a few years, but for this year, they convinced a bunch of top rated kids to buy in. And that "bunch" was a lot larger bunch than they had scholarships becoming available. Damn I hate Rick.