Buried the lead here with the headline I know. But was listening to ZS's most recent podcast (not here to discuss him/his personal life, just his opinion on these reporters) and he was asked his opinion on recruiting insiders. Unsurprisingly, he said Birm was his go-to guy, both for giving and receiving information about recruits and is extremely plugged in with recruits. On the other hand, he gave some not so glowing remarks about "The Dean" Bill Kurelic, saying he runs with just about anything. Said he would "see a recruit hug a coach on a visit and write an article saying he was on commitment watch". Just some food for thought, especially when one puts out articles for free and the other paywalls.