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Recruiting Rankings Don't Mean Squat?

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by philip214, Feb 6, 2014.

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    Oregon is a pretty good example. What is their average class ranking, like 25? 30? You can make the point that rankings don't matter as much if you have top flight coaching and a scheme that is so unique and advanced from what your peers are doing that it equalizes the talent. For us however none of that applies unfortunately.
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    Well, you essentially just contradicted yourself because you're not waiting until the draft to judge; but aside from that you're also ignoring another rather vital aspect of the process in determining player quality for college and for the draft... development.

    I think it's safe to say at this point that our offensive assistants to this point under Muschamp have been less than competent; because for the most part, it hasn't just been poorly ranked and rated players failing to become productive, it's been 4* and 5* players too.

    And again, plenty of other programs have been capable of taking 2* and 3* players and making them competitive in our conference; so I think our problem has been primarily offensive coaching, as opposed to any lack of talent.
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    I did? How's that? We pretty much know where everybody is slotted to go. We were talking about recruiting rankings and talent not taking chopped liver and making caviar from it. The development talk is bs, that's why coaches kill themselves recruiting kids they think are talented.
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    Very well said.

    Just ask yourself this question - in the last 3 years how many offensive players could you say "mastered the craft" of their position? In other words, how many players did you notice that were fundamentally sound with their position's techniques on a consistent basis? Maybe Gillislee? Harrison? Wilson? Joyer? Not sure any QB, TE, or WR has ever played consistently well across all phases of their respective games.

    No matter if a guy is a 2* or a 5*, after multiple years in a program he should show excellent technique (whether that's running crisp routes as a WR, picking up blitzes as a back, QB pocket presence, turning and looking for the ball as a DB, etc, etc, etc) as a result of good coaching. None of that requires blazing speed or freakish athleticism. Just repetition and discipline (i.e. coaching).

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