This is true. They went through a series of bad coaching hires. I played for Bob Waters--they tried to hire from within. In the Southern Conference, you need to hire recruiters who can be assistant coaches, not assistant coaches who have to recruit.
Yea if i'm completely honest. Western is kind of a joke now, don't know what happened to them.
WCU thinks they are heading in the right direction, but when you get the rep of a joke, it is hard to get players in.
App's budget was 5 times more than WCU's a few years after I left. Hard to beat money.