Originally Posted by silver
He knew talent coming up from the college ranks from 89-93 having being involved in recruiting most of them while with the U. I'm not sure it would work today per se as he would have to rely on others to do most of the scouting/evaluating. I would say timing more than anything had to do with their sucess then more than luck. The Hershell Walker trade gave him the ammo and being able to "steal" Charles Haley from the niners put them over the top. I'm not sure Jerry knew Charles Haley from Bill Haley.
You make a lot of great points.
To me "timing" and "luck" are two sides of the same coin.