Dave Rice was recruiting much better talent and wanted to take the program to the next level. At least he wanted to be a national program. Kruger was content with being good in the MW and then losing in the 1st or 2nd round of the NCAA Tournament.
Kevin Kruger has ONE recruit coming in for next year. He needs to recruit over half the roster if he wants to get anywhere. He’s not going to do it through the portal. They won’t be much better next year.