Not necessarily knocking Tress JB. But minimizing what he did. You said, good recruiter, or whatever. I think he was great at it. End of day I think Lee got it right. I think what e0y2e3 said is dead nuts on and that's beyond the credit you're willing or able to give the guy. And I think now that hes gone it's easy to do exactly what you did.
And that drives me nuts. Not about you specifically, about everyone willing and able to do it.
My contention with your point begins when you ascribe motive that springs from an overall philosophy you have. Approach it like J Coz, as a sports discussion, and we're just guys that disagree on the metrics that measure talent or recruiting success.
Tress was not a hack. He was good at his profession. He was great at YSU, good or very good at tOSU.
But to make the suggestion that we're all open jawed at what Meyer has done in his limited time is a societal reflection of sorts is just plain goofy, dude. I'll plant my flag on that point.