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bafiesta


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Comment 07 Feb 2016

Every analysis of where recruits commit says proximity to home is the #1 criteria by a HUGE margin. Draw a 300 mile radius around a school and that's where most of their recruits will come from. 

Oregon is the only school I can think of who has been elite for awhile while having a poor local recruiting area...and they have Nike money. 

Comment 05 Feb 2016

This year we missed out on an unusual number of top Ohio kids only getting 4 of the top 10. At least 3 of those other top 10 kids were recruits the staff wanted. However, glad we didn't reach to get Ohio kids when better kids were available out of state. Tony Butler, the #22 rated kid in Ohio is the only one where I see a slightly higher Ohio kid I don't recall us going after over 3 slightly lower ranked kids out of state playing thes same position. 

The average rating of the Ohio kids in this class is .9167, while the average rank of the OOS kids is nearly identical at .9193. Had we gone for more Ohio kids they would have had lower rankings with the one possible slight exception of Butler. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

You can always go to 247's recruit database to get the player ranking, etc. 

http://247sports.com/Season/2016-Football/Recruits 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

I know the superior athletes were on the US team, but I was still very impressed by Haskins. With time he will pick you apart and with a rush he will scramble and pick you apart. He's also a very good runner. Could not be happier with Haskins in our class. 

Comment 31 Jan 2016

Buffalo Trace was my favorite and I agree with you the scenery was like going back in time.

The most unique part of the Buffalo Trace tour is that they let us try the bourbon before it goes into the barrels...i.e. while it's still a clear moon shine. First we poured a little on our hands, rubbed them together, and took a smell. Not surprisingly, it still had a strong cooked grain smell. The taste was very harsh, but nonetheless interesting. I actually like my bourbon with a bit of an edge rather than the exceptionally smooth & mellow bourbons, but the unaged unbarreled was a bit too much edge!

Comment 30 Jan 2016

I am rooting for any team other than Bama to finish #1. This past season will help their recruiting efforts in 2017 and beyond. Everyone else in college football has a better chance of winning an NC if the southern talent is distributed a little more widely. 

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Yes! After reading this great article, I too want the Brian Rolle story part 2 - what happened from draft to signing a contract.

Google has informed me that in the 2011 draft, Brian was selected in round 6 (pick 193) by Philadelphia where he played for 2 seasons. Would love to hear the details of the draft preparation, draft day, contract signing, etc. 

Comment 30 Jan 2016

Both of Ricky Henderson's stolen base records are unbreakable.

He has the career record for stolen bases at 1,406; that's 50% higher than #2 Lou Brock's 938 stolen bases.
He also has the single season record of 130 stolen bases. 

As Cecsix mentioned the smaller MLB parks are not as conducive to the small ball stategies. But even more importantly the statistical modeling has shown getting thrown out does far more damage than getting the stolen base does good. Teams/players today will never attempt as many stolen bases, it would hurt their team if they tried. 

Comment 20 Jan 2016

I wouldn't and we have already done this, but at least we've done it talking to the kid and more than a couple weeks before signing day. 

With offers going out so early resinding offers from committed players is inevitable and is better than accepting an offer from a kid you now know is unlikely to ever make it in your program. However, like I mentioned if this is going to happen it should have happened a month or two ago. 

Comment 17 Jan 2016

All those exciting plays and you may have missed the best of all.

Do you have a highlight of the first of the 2 hail marys on that last Packers drive in regulation? Forth and 20 from their own 4 and they complete a sixty yarder. amazing. 

Comment 16 Jan 2016

Huff - Burfict did nothing wrong. I watched the replay 20 some times. Antonio Brown leans his head into Burfict's path as Brown tries to regain his balance. It was a brutal hit that was neither player's 'fault'. When you have some of the fastest big men on earth all converging on the same point these types of plays are inevitable on occasion. 

Comment 16 Jan 2016

Since the title of the thread is 'biggest boom in the Meyer era' and the boom happens at the time of commitment rather than 3-4 years later, I'm going with Vonn Bell. It was so refreshing to finally land 5*s on signing day. JT was an excellent recruiter, but seldom seemed to land the big fish on signing day. 

Comment 14 Jan 2016

This is bound to happen more and more as the recruiting process has moved forward. Most recruits are committing before the most important data point about them is revealed (the most important data point being how they performed their Sr. year in high school).

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Agree NavyBuck. We need more people with C Rice's analytical skill set on the committee. The best people at evaluating the best teams are the math nerds in Vegas, not former coaches. Both skill sets should be well represented on the committee (i.e. analytical skills and knowledge of Xs and Os). 

Comment 12 Jan 2016

Don't agree at all.

This would make OOC games completely meaningless. Say 4 loss USC beats Stanford, are they really more deserving than an 11-1 Buckeye team? I think not. 

Comment 12 Jan 2016

UCLA - Nebraska games goes the other way and you move up a few spots.