But what if the coach changes and the athletic standard change, do you take the scholarship away just because they didn't meet the new coaches needs even if they performed well the previous season.
Unfortunately, yes. It sucks, but that's the way it is. It's not like this is an unheard of thing. Coaches change. Players transfer to other schools regularly and the NCAA has granted players the freedom to transfer schools should the coach change and not lose the year of eligibility. Recruiting isn't just about playing for that school... it's very much about playing for that coach in his system