Because we all know recruiting wins games.
Texas has done mighty fine the past 3 years with all those 5 stars.
And Kansas State is succeeding this year on the backs of all those 4 and 5 star recruits... oh wait.
I'd rather have a coach like Bill Snyder who turns 2 star recruits into 5 star players than a coach who gets a lot of 5 star players like Mack Brown and doesn't do anything with them
Recruiting is overrated
There is a guy who does preseason predictions in march using nothing more than a 4 year adjusted recruiting ranking and home field advantage.
He picks more than 75% of games correctly -- a better average than Vegas. And like I said, he does it in March.
There are exceptions to the rule, but saying recruiting doesn't matter is absolutely wrong and very ill informed. Yes there are Mack Browns and now Gene Chiziks, but in the broad picture, recruiting is the number 1 most important aspect of college football.
There is only one coach in his system who has coached more than 5 years and averages more than +2 wins over his predictions -- and that is Snyder who is something ridiculous like +4. Nobody else is even close though.
Even if KSU wins the national championship this year though, they will be the first team ever to win the BCS championship without a 4 year recruiting ranking in the top 15.