Here’s a clip on recruiting and rosters from Crean and Van Gundy:
“It always comes down to the roster,” Van Gundy said. “And every time you lose sight of that in any sport, thinking that you’re going to out-coach or out-work, no - it’s roster-based. And ‘roster-based’ could be talent, it could be character, it could be skill, but it comes down to your roster.”*
It’s why this staff is important: They’ve assembled a foundation that is unparalleled at Penn State (certainly when class year is factored in).
*I edited this from “it comes down to your talent level so, or your roster” because I believe Van Gundy was correcting himself - he meant to say ‘roster’. Caveat emptor.