While losing Don Brown was a big blow to the team, everything Addazio has done since shows a plan for the long-term. His latest hire -- Anthony Campanile -- is his most overt nod to recruiting yet. Campanile is the Defensive Backs coach, but everything about him screams recruiting. He's a Rutgers grad, recent Rutgers assitant and from a New Jersey High School Football family. His dad was a long time New Jersey coach and his two brothers are current high school coaches in New Jersey. Campanile also coached at Don Bosco. To say he has New Jersey roots is an understatement.
Campanile's age is also an asset. Because he is young and has been a high school coach, he has the chance to connect to recruits in a way that an older coach might not.
I have no idea what sort of position coach he'll turn out to be, but at this point we need talent, talent and more talent. It is a tall order for both Addazio and Campanile, but this is the right type of hire.