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Triv

Columbus, OH

MEMBER SINCE   January 25, 2012

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Recent Activity

Comment 19 Feb 2019

Normally, I'd agree with you. But that's not the case with Maryland. In the last 4 years they have finished 3-9, 6-7, 4-8, and 5-7. Their recruiting rankings are trending upward (46, 41, 18, 28 in that same 4 year time frame with the 2019 class finishing 46) but the improvement in on the field play hasn't been there. UMD isn't closing any gap, Greg Schiano just got outschemed last year and refused to adapt.

Maryland is a bad football team. There HC is a bad football coach (great recruiter though, hence the hype around the program right now). He is 3-31 in his career as a HC. He's going to occasionally land the big fish, but he won't compete for the top tier guys in the DMV area year in and year out because the best players want to win more than 5 games a year.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

I think his recruitment will go a lot like Harrison's. Several different teams will "lead" throughout the season including us but he ultimately will end up where everyone thought he'd go from the start, PSU.

Comment 15 Feb 2019

There's a MASSIVE difference between that, and what occurred here with Washington. This is a 2 year old tape that Washington sent to his ex saying "remember this hoe?" after she congratulated him on his commitment. Kid is a complete scumbag

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Definitely! I actually graduated with a degree in corporate finance, but my current role is much more tech based than finance based so I'm just getting into some of the more technical stuff.

You're getting hammered here with downvotes for god knows what reason, so I tossed you a few upvotes to counter. Keep up the great work on these threads man, the addition of Taylor to the site should only bolster the recruiting coverage.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

I don't disagree with anything you're saying here really, particularly that the new policy at 247 should've been implemented from the start. The only thing I disagreed with from the start was when you said "this discredits both sites recruiting rankings." 

It may discredit rivals to an extent, but the only thing this proves about 247 is the fact that the algorithm that pulls data from other sites for composite is flawed, and they're taking a step towards fixing that with the new policy.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

Shannon Terry (Founder and CEO) pretty much just confirmed what I've been saying, and said 247 will add a stipulation that a composite profile will no longer be generated for any recruit who doesn't also have a 247 profile.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

That's most likely how this was caught, no? One the kid tweeted offers, the insiders did their digging and found out it was fake, and the profile was deleted. None of the articles go into much detail, but from what I've gathered this "kid's" recruiting profile wasn't up for very long at all before being discovered as fake.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

You can see on his page that 247 never ranked him, it was strictly a composite ranking. I'm not sure about the image, but as mentioned elsewhere that is likely an interns job (not Barton Simmons), or also an automated process. As for connecting databases, whether they are actually sharing the data directly or not makes no difference. The process at 247 is almost assuredly automated, regardless of whether it actually has access to Rivals back end databases or some 3rd part database. If it's automated, the profile was going to be generated no matter what, that's the point I'm making.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

"Against the blitz" and "under pressure" aren't necessarily the same thing. One thing Haskins has been praised constantly for is his pre snap reads are already at an NFL level. He was regularly able to recognize where the blitz was going to come from and adjust protection accordingly to ensure he wasn't pressured, or adjust the play call to a screen or quick hitter. These would raise his passer rating "against the blitz" without him actually being "under pressure." When defenses were able to get pressure though (be it with 4 men or a blitz), Haskins performance did drop off quite a bit. There was a major improvement from the TCU/PSU games to the Northwestern game, however, and I expect him to continue to get better in that regard.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

And the point I'm trying to make is nobody at 247 "approved" this guy getting a profile. He was added to the composite, likely automatically, as their script almost certainly automatically generates a profile for any recruit found on Rivals/ESPN that they don't have a profile for.

I kinda doubt Barton gets an email every time a new recruit is added to the composite. They likely caught wind of this guy "having a Bama offer", did their research, and removed him accordingly.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

but hardly uncommon or something he should be in jail for.

Agree with the 2nd half of this statement but... hardly uncommon? You regularly see people sending 2 year old sex tapes of their 15 year old ex to said ex when she tries to congratulate him? This is a shithead move from a shithead person, and is not commonplace in society whatsoever. He should be punished by Nebraska, but agree that jail is overkill.

Comment 14 Feb 2019

From what I understand, 247 did not have a ranking for him. He was only ranked in 247 composite, which makes sense since Rivals is one of the databases they pull from.

Certainly not a good look, but far more understandable than Rivals giving the guy an actual ranking.

Edit: For clarity, I'm almost certain the composite rankings aren't manually calculated, it's an algorithm that pulls data from Rivals/ESPN/247. The algorithm saw a Rivals ranking, so it pulled it in. It should've been flagged somehow, but if any recruiting service adds a new profile, it's going to appear on composite regardless of if the player is real.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Looks to be box squatting, not parallel squatting, which would explain why he's not getting depth.

Comment 13 Feb 2019

Dobbins will also be more effective since defenses will once again have to account for the QB run on every play

Comment 13 Feb 2019

The comment about Costas in the NFL actually accounts for a larger percentage of original comment than Mitchell. Hell, I even quoted the portion of the comment I was referring to. I don't care if my comment is anywhere near the top, but the only thing in bad form here was your response, especially coming from a mod.

Comment 12 Feb 2019

I'm confused... did you just refer to "Andy Dalton level" and "very good QB" as the same thing?

Comment 12 Feb 2019

I rarely see people on Mgoblog reference OSU with a derogatory name

Tbh it's been a while since I ventured over to that disaster of a web design, but I can't remember the last thread I opened over there that didn't refer to OSU in a derogatory manner. It happens plenty on both sides of the rivalry, to pretend either fan base is above it is laughable and ignorant.

Comment 12 Feb 2019

nobody it seems is more powerful than The Shield

I never saw the concussion movie with Will Smith, but one line from the trailer that always stuck with me...

"You are taking on a corporation that literally owns a day of the week."

There aren't many people who can fight the NFL and win. Bob Costas certainly isn't one of them.