I love the assumption that because you watched a kid's highlight reel from HIGH SCHOOL, that you think he automatically comes in and does better than guys that have been here 2-3 years. Look, I love following recruiting as much as the next Buck Nut and I hate the fact that we lost Mitchell, but to sit there and assume he would've been an impact player this year and that he left here because he didn't get the opportunity is just silly. Its hard not to get excited about guys coming in, but the vast majority don't play year 1. The no red shirt comment is referring to the fact that we don't recruit guys just to red shirt them, i.e, you have a shot to play if you do everything right and can stay healthy. Unlike in days of yore when it didn't freaking matter how good you were, you weren't starting until Junior year, Sophomore year if you were extremely dynamic.
One thing that hurts even more watching that tape is just the obvious missed opportunities in this game. Time and again we had an opportunity to put the game away, especially late. With over a minute to go and the ball at midfield, I don't know why we didn't at least try Hyde once or twice to get a play action going. Not only did we go away from Hyde late, but also Heuerman and Vannett. It seemed like we should been able to have them over the middle all night, with the way their LBs crashed the Oline. Disappointing way to end the season, but man it has been an awesome past two years. I can't wait to see what the next season brings with so many new pieces.
Urban posted the #2 recruiting class in 2009 and the #12 class in 2010 before leaving FLorida...I hardly believe that is "a mess" or empty cupboard that so many like to say. I chalk it up to Munchchaps just not getting things in order in $ec prior to losing to every ranked team he played in 2011.
Completely agree. I understand the rush to judgment from the pundits around the country just for the shock value and the lull of the summer right now...but from our own? Come on, lets be responsible and admit we have all said these things in jest as well. A ring of truth in all of his comments.