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South Carolina State head coach Oliver "Buddy" Pough is content with the idea of not landing one single top 150 recruit when National Signing Day ends.

While the prospect of being completely shutout by prized blue-chip prep athletes is unacceptable for many football programs in the cut throat game that is college recruiting, Pough, who is one of the most successful coaches in historically black college football, does not see it that way.

During a recent interview with B/R, Pough said he sees it as the new normal for historically black colleges and universities (HBCU) football.

"It's not frustrating," Pough said when asked if he ever gets fed up with elite black athletes standing up Orangeburg for what to them might be greener pastures at Football Bowl Subdivision schools. "We know that blue chip athletes more than likely want to go BCS schools.

This new normal is a far cry from several decades ago when the likes of Harry Carson, Deacon Jones and Robert Porcher were dominating the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) an...

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