I coached at Skip's baseball camp for several years about 18 years ago. I can tell you this. Smoke was the one who all the people around the organization gave credit to for team fundamentals and recruiting. If you recall, a lot of the fundamental aspects to LSU's playing fell off when Smoke left. Fielding and bunting worsened but it didn't really matter because everyone hit the ball out of the park. With those things said, that doesn't necessarily translate into a good coach (team morale, motivation, etc.) The point being- Smoke knows baseball.