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Comment 19 Aug 2014

So if JT plays all year, and Braxton gets a redshirt, where would that leave us in 2015?  Seems potentially really awkward.

Comment 11 Jan 2014

Thanks for the response. I'll keep an eye out for your future posts.

As for Chavis, has anyone explained why he would want to leave LSU?

Comment 11 Jan 2014

Jeremy, I noticed you didn't mention the 2014 DL guys we've been in on (Thomas & McDowell). Do you think Vrabel's leaving is fatal to our chances with those guys, or could a good new hire keep us alive?

Comment 10 Jan 2014

This is a really helpful article. I sort of wish though for each possibility there was a section titled something like, "why he's a possibility" or something. For instance, I don't know anything about Vance Joseph beyond what I've read on this site. From what I can tell, he's been in the NFL for the last ten years. In those circumstances, it would seem to me like a return to college would be a longshot. Likewise, it's not clear to me why John Chavis would leave LSU. There might be good answers to these questions! I'd just love to see someone address that angle for each prospect.

Comment 09 Jan 2014

Thanks for the quick write up. Bummer about Thomas & McDowell. I guess that's the way recruiting goes -- sometimes you're on the right side and can grab a D. Wilson or N. Spence, and sometimes this happens...

Comment 09 Jan 2014

This sucks. The only bright side I can see is that the new co-DC can now also coach either the DL or the secondary, which should increase the number of options. That's pretty small potatoes when stacked against losing Vrabel, though.

Comment 06 Jan 2014

I didn't really follow recruiting during the Tressel years, so I was a little surprised to read that he had 13 five-star guys in ten years.  That is 1.3 per year, which isn't so different from what Urban has so far (the article says he has five in three years, or 1.66 per year).  Urban's been getting top-five classes each year; did the Vest do that too? 

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Birm, if I understood your column correctly, you projected the class to end up at 23-24, we currently have 21 commitments, and your best projection is that we'll get just one of the OL/DL guys you discussed. Does that mean you think there will be a surprise or two? Is there a chance that the class could end up at 22?

Thanks as ever -- you do such a great job!

Comment 05 Jan 2014

Bryant's tweets aren't provided above, but you can read them by clicking here (even if you don't have a twitter account).  The ones above that begin "@2CBryant" are just ones where Thomas is responding to Bryant.  But like the poster above said, Bryant handled this in about the best way possible.  Wish he had another year!