They don't play QB, so they'll be fine. Case in point Whitner just had a pro bowl season.
They were, but my comment was in regards to the era they played in. HS players with NBA talent do not sit for a year and you're lucky to get them to stay more than one season now days. Keep in mind that Taylor's road to the title is significantly easier with 25 teams rather than the 65 tournament teams invited now. Based on that you can't really say that Taylor would achieve the same success today or that Matta couldn't do what Taylor did in the 60s if he could have the talent stay longer than 1-2 years.
OSU wore their normal uniforms against MSU.
The real question is could Taylor coach in today's NCAAB? Simply saying that Taylor has a NC and Matta does not is not a good measuring stick. Top players don't stick around now like Havlicek did for 4 years, you're lucky to get 2 in most cases. If Conley and Co had stayed along with Sullinger for 4 years it would be hard to believe that Matta would not have a title by now.
Actually Miss St has been mid 20s the last few seasons and ole miss had a top 5 class in 2013 and as well as being in the top 15 a few times. They haven't been developing diamonds in the rough as you are suggesting. Talent can win you games, but the bowl season has clearly shown that better coaching trumps said talent.
I guess we could say that player development is not strong based those class rankings. Unless you believe 4+ losses is acceptable for teams with that much supposed talent?
Seems like you want to pick and choose the records to suit your argument. having a month to prepare for 1 team and losing and in some cases losing really bad defeats your whole 12/13ths of the season argument. An easier answer is that all those teams were really overrated all season and whereas some teams got better they didn't. You're only as good as your last game and it's tough to sell their greatness with a 2-5 record to end it all
I am also pretty sure that we lost some players his first season due to off field incidents along with players who left on their own because they didn't fit the system. That happens everywhere. If we are able to offer walk-ons who don't play a scholarship then I would assume we did a terrible job of oversigning. Attrition is always going to happen and with an "only the best" will play attitude regardless of age. You're going to see a lot more attrition when players realize that their best chance to start/play is to go elsewhere.
Besides Drayton leaving what exactly changed for Weber? He still has a scholarship and will have to compete like everyone else for playing time. I get that a HS student would be upset initially, but if a HS coach is playing that game, thats a joke. Wilcher is not sticking around when a percieved better oportunity arises for him, so he shouldn't acted outraged when another coach takes a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Not sure if it makes a difference once a player goes through the college system. 5 stars are 5 stars amongst other HS recruits. The developement after that is on them. I think a better indicator is how do the 5 stars pan out in the NFL, SEA and NE didn't have first pick so if the 5 stars lived up to the hype all through college, they would be snatched up by the crappy teams first.
He had little time to recruit, and ttun does not lack talent already on the roster. If he can develop the players already there they will be ok. I am more interested to see what he does with the players there, we all knew hike couldn't develop anyone offensively
I am not sure what he'll do at ttun, but to say he won't do much because he didn't win a pac 12 title is not really a good basis of judgement to go on. Stanford was absolutely terrible before he arrived. he built it up to where dumbass analysts now give them a pass for not playing Stanford football. He also beat some very good usc teams that money could buy.
Thats not hypothetical or random, it happend to Devin Smith.
Is this a remake or a new direction in the francise? If its a new direction all will depend on the writting, a remake will always be compared to the original. I wouldn't write them off for being all female... I have seen Wiig say/do some things that made it 10x's funnier because it was a woman saying it.
If the tweet was the coaches stopped by I don't have a problem with that. Pretty sure the majority of everyone on here would post something similar if a coach stopped by their place of business. Not going to fault a HS student and his excitement during his recruiting process. Real drama was the McDowell situation last year.
I kind of saw it that way too, and it is only one side of the story as well. If He's on the line of being admitted or not, I don't think its an insult to say that w/out football he might not get in. Something has got to seperate the applicants when they all come in with similar GPAs and test scores.
I never looked at Nebraska and thought it was their Offense that was holding them back from taking the next step. Their Defense was absolutely horrible in big games.
With how late the hiring was and the dead period in recruiting I would think there is virtually no shot of *ichigan pulling off a decent class (rankings wise). The roster should have talent already, the biggest issue under Hoke was the horrible developement of the players. If I were Harbaugh, I would be looking for a QB and WRs
It's basketball and oftentimes in the season and the tournament the team with the most talent doesn't win. When the shots don't fall it's not a case of being out coached it's just the way it is. If he was losing games by 10-20 points to vastly inferior competition on a regular basis you would have a great case. A lot of his losses have been due to players going cold and or the other team going nuts and barely losing.
Isn't that the same reason why those schools you mentioned suck at football? The recruits don't want to be second fiddle to a basketball school. Works both ways.
IMO he is a good coach, the 1 and done rule screwed him out of a legitimate shot at a title when Conley, Oden etc left. Came up short in the season where they had the toughest bracket despite being a #1 seed. The bigger problem is if a recruit doesn't live up to the hype you're kind of screwed. If Amir was the force everyone thought he would be out of high school it's easily one of the best teams in the country. Let's keep in mind he's won 20 everywhere he's been and you don't do it without developing players
It would give him credit for amassing the talent for the next coach to do what they did. Typically new coaches don't walk into a program where they have the guys to do what they want. Urban didn't walk into OSU with the right guys to do everything he wanted to do. I guess you missed the huge point that you got to give some credit to Tressel for having recruited good enough talent that could be a 12-0 team in year 1 adjusting to a completely new system. Didn't say he deserves credit for the victories just for the talent left over. This is in reference to 2012 when it was all Tressel's players btw, not now.
It would be the same system that was ran under tressel if Fickell was making the calls. And any time a FB has to step in at LB you have serious depth issues
That's a nice hat for the 7 cane fans that actually show up to a home game
Here's what we know JT screwed up, now we're assuming others knew as well even though there is no proof of it I.e. Emails, texts, voicemails etc to prove it. How bout we just say he owned up to his multiple mistakes and moved on and is still doing well and respected in Ohio.