Worst thing to happen to the AUS as the OUA allowing scholarships, they used to recruit very heavily out of Ontario and i know SMU specifically had quite the pipeline direct to the Hamilton and Burlington area. Since more players are staying home thanks in part to scholarships their recruiting base has shrunk.

They aren't much different than most programs, however they do need to find a foothold, as it were. They need to get an edge and whether that is changing up the amount of money they pump into programs, or the manner in which they recruit, or even start heading south of the border more often and trying to tap into something there they need to regain an edge. Right now they simply don't have one.