Coaches, especially assistants, move around quite frequently. And staff changes impact recruiting in significant ways.
Whether it's a new head coach, such as Butch Jones at Tennessee or Kliff Kingsbury at Texas Tech, or new assistants at Miami and Oklahoma, a fresh face on the recruiting trail is often the difference between signing a blue-chip prospect and coming up empty. Jones already has Tennessee's 2014 class among the nation's 10 best, and Kingsbury is doing almost as well at Texas Tech.
When it comes to recruiting, change is often for the better as these programs prove.