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Comment 12 Jun 2017

From the enemy in 2012, would love to see an updated one: http://mgoblog.com/content/rating-raters-reviewing-recruiting-services-success-and-bias

Not too relevant to OSU, but this also very interesting: http://www.footballstudyhall.com/2015/2/10/8007929/why-the-college-football-recruiting-class-rankings-are-flawed-metrics-talent-blue-chip

Comment 06 Jun 2017

Good stuff, and I agree about the importance of the hire.  Could be even longer than five years, really, if it doesn't work out.  Surprised to see WVU in tier three, but I know how loyal their fanbase is, so imagine they have some cash.

Comment 06 Jun 2017

Thx, makes sense to me, except that Wow, you really think that if the Purdue job opened up tomorrow, most coaches would prefer Purdue over us?  Excellent program, don't get me wrong, but I'd think we have the edge in both recruiting and salary, assuming the coach had some cred coming in. 

Comment 21 Mar 2017

Sure, but could you form one with CPL players who went to schools with equal or lower NBA profile than Illinois has now?  Will be very hard to convince a top-flight CPL prospect to choose Illinois over Kansas at the moment, for instance.  

He looks like a very good coach, so I don't doubt he'll be successful regardless.  Just wondering if you happen to know where those kids ended up going to college.

Comment 14 Jan 2017

I'd suggest re-watching most of Dontre Wilson's carries.  Super quick and fast, but went down immediately after first contact most of the time.  A RB needs much more than speed.

Comment 10 Jan 2017

I agree with you about Cardale's value.  But I disagree that Barret is statistically OSU's best QB:

Troy Smith's last two seasons were much better statistically than Barrett's last two seasons throwing the ball, and Smith's career QB rating was also higher.  All of Joe Germain's were better than Barrett's last two as well.

http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/jt-barrett-1.html
http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/troy-smith-1.html
http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/joe-germaine-1.html

Comment 24 Dec 2016

If he transferred, it wouldn't be to win a Natty, it would be to improve his chances of making a living in the NFL as a QB.  So that means he would go somewhere where he could lead a successful pro-style or other pass-heavy offense.

Comment 20 Dec 2016

I think Blu's focusing less on recruiting rankings and more about how many turn into actual excellent football players on the field to try to help them win actual games, as he should.  He's correct that they may narrow the gap some by taking a bunch more top-150 type players, and also correct that it matters how many of each of our recruits pan out. 

That being said, I certainly wouldn't trade classes or coaches with them. :P