Let me preface with I am bored, and I have Buckeye Fever bad right now (who doesn't?). Alas, I can't get this radical thought out of mind.
Has anyone ever thought maybe Urban uses his "spring position/depth complaints" strategically in more ways than one? We know he uses it as a motivational tool for current players to drive them to work harder to earn the starting spot. My hypothesis is that maybe he also uses it to draw media attention that may benefit his incoming recruiting class. Last year, he said the WR's were a clown show while we were still out on some WR's (if I recall the timing correctly), and we ended up landing a lot of talent to hopefully fill that void with the current freshman. Fast forward to this year, and we are targeting a top MLB (Kwon), and a couple more OL (Mavety and Prince) -- pure coincidence that the media perception pitched by Urban is that no one is killing it in these vacant positions and there is still a void we need to fill? Moreover, behind the ones we can trust, he has pitched that we have no "depth" at either position? You have to think Kwon, Price, and Mavety would like hearing this when thinking about the potential of early playing time and the increased odds they may get the starting role or significant playing time if/when they show up next year.
Long shot ponder, I know, but still something that seemed interesting to me. At the same time, I am well aware it's no coincidence that Urbans top targets are at positions of current need. Thoughts?