“I guess the difference is that Mike’s now the lead and also on some level the closer,” said Roselle Catholic coach Dave Boff, who has had multiple players recruited by Syracuse, “where it used to be Coach Boeheim would come in towards the end and try to kind of finish the deal off.”
He added: “I think without question the fact that they’ve been open about the transition plan and everybody knows what’s going on makes it much easier for Mike. And the fact that he’s been the lead recruiter for a long period of time anyway, I don’t really think that it has to change all that much.”
Brissett told Syracuse.com that nothing has changed for him.
“I’m not concerned about it, to be honest,” he said.
The hire leaves major openings at Indiana, Cal, LSU and Oklahoma State.