Where's the hard proof that recruiting has gotten better? Don't tell me that we are 17th in the rankings because that won't stand. Didn't say that the option makes your defense worse. Said CPJ himself has never had a good defense. Ask any Georgia Southern fan and they will back that up.
Georgia Southern's defense in 1999 was really good. PJ spent most of his time in spring practice with it that year. The 2000 defense wasn't bad either. The 1997 defense was solid.
1998 ... well, it's a good thing GSU outscored people that year.