Definitely pondering the bigger picture on this myself, GTH. Fascinating.
Scouting and evaluation. Phillips knows talent and knows what type of player Urban wants. The coaches don't have the time to evaluate every single player so that's where Phillips comes in.
He's also allowed to interact with coaches and I believe have some interaction with the players on the team.
Agreed. The hire makes definite sense from that standpoint. I do agree with the couple of previous posters, however, that it raised my eyebrows a bit that we hired Joker and a compliance guy from Tennessee of all places. Granted, you've corrected (and frequently) made the point that Joker should be arm's-length from actual recruits, so one could say that it's good to see guys get second chances, and that we benefit from their accumulated wisdom and talents.
The warnings and disclaimers section of the user's manual was very simple: "Try not to kill yourself on this thing. Seriously."
Page 3 of that thread will forever have a place in my heart.
You're a good sport :)
I'm just glad someone picked up on the reference :)
Hey, does anyone know if Joker will actually be able to recruit players?
LOVE Coronado. So much, in fact, that The Stunning Mrs. Vance and I exchanged our vows on the beach in front of the Hotel Del Coronado. Definitely recommend CBC - we ate dinner there more than once on our last visit, and the beers were great, and the food was excellent.
Was that dude related to Rocky Maivia?
Edit: Yes, it turns out he is Rocky Maivia's nephew.
Wonder whatever happened to that guy...
Winter is coming.
I love Zeke, but let's pump the brakes a bit and wait and see...I'm rooting for him.
Turns out, one of the greatest running backs of all time isn't pumping the brakes on EZE. Looks like we're right to be all in on the young Cowboy.
@jfo1229a he's better— Emmitt Smith (@EmmittSmith22) April 29, 2016
Then again, they won the NC with Flynn.....not exactly a Heisman caliber QB. And before CJ, we won ours with Krenzel. Somewhere in there is a theme or message....just not sure what it truly says.
...and the Broncos just won the Super Bowl with half a Manning, while Tom Brady was sitting at home on the couch. Like you said, there's something there, but causation and correlation are easy to confuse.
Yet another example of why this whole recruiting thing baffles me. Kid tweets about literally drawing a number out of a bag, and it gets a thread on my favorite Buckeye site.
These really are the end times, aren't they?
Not picking sides, for one. Referring to an I-dotter as a nameless/faceless sousaphone player is pretty much a dick move, Bro.
You may not know their names, but they put in the work to earn the right to dot the I - one of the greatest traditions in our University's storied history.
I'll be glad to see LeBron dot the I some day, but your dismissive treatment of a band member was bad form.
Jent is known around the basketball world as one of the best shooting teachers out there.
Which is great for us, because we haven't exactly been outstanding shooters since he left...
So explain to me...how is LeBron not more important to the state of Ohio than some nameless/faceless 5th year sousaphone player?
...takes pot shot at 11W recruiting coverage in an article about potential recruiting opportunities involving The King. Oh, the mother-effing irony.
Well said, BT. It sure seems like the recruitniks are the most vocal among us... I'm apparently among the quiet majority/minority? who think the recruiting coverage is a nice bit of frosting on a really great cake. It's definitely not the reason I came here in the first place, nor why I come back every day.
Waze is legit in terms of the actual solution it provides... My problem with it is less the data mining (though you're right, that's an issue) than it is with the egregious amount of batter is sucks up if you're not charging while using it in the car. Holy shit, that's a power-hungry app.
Premium content, Mr Byrnes; may your keyboard never run out of letters.
This guy gets it.
It's really incredible to see the comparisons to these coaches, and more importantly to look at how different the standard of success is today compared with 20, 30 and 50 years ago... Woody would have never made it to that first natty in today's college landscape, and I'm not sure Coop would've made it to Eddie George's Heisman, either.