False assumption. Blankenship recruited most of Monty's ten win season. In fact Blankenship told the administration they would be a bowl team Evan's upperclassmen years. Monty did what Blankenship would of with those teams since that senior class left we have been garbage.Why do we have such a problem with metro high school coaches winning with the previous coaches players in football and basketball then losing big time with their own recruits see John Phillips and bill Blankenship.
To be honest someone said Blankenship managed the game better and that's about it. Well after seeing Monty's total abject failure, it makes me wonder if we might not have had an undefeated team from that bunch. Monty made some questionable calls that year.