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Jonathan Gault
RE: Oficial NCAA XC Conference Weekend Friday Discussion Thread

Baptism of Fire wrote:

[quote]Jonathan Gault wrote:

[quote]former d1 coach wrote:

UCLA beat Oregon.

Can someone tell me why Oregon keeps getting every recruit in the country? Imagine if all of the 5th year seniors went to Colorado instead of Oregon.

Nike Kool-aid is all I can think of.

Do you only follow the sport from September -- November? Look at how Oregon's guys do on the track and you have your answer.[/quote]

So you're saying the culture at Oregon breeds soft runners? Very fast in track when the fields are small and the surface is perfect. Is this what happens when you get all the big recruits? They get babied?[/quote]

Of course that's not what I'm saying. Runners go to Oregon because they see guys like Jenkins, Fleet, Greer, Geoghegan, Dunbar, Gregorek run fast and get pro contracts. Most professional runners are paid for what they can do on the track, not in cross country.

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