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Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by twodaparty, Dec 18, 2019.

  1. GatorMatt06

    GatorMatt06 GC Legend

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    Problem with Manuel is he won’t qualify. We’ve seen this play out how many times now, and they never make it. The shit around Manuel and his team/school seemed especially toxic too. So Gonzo got a Transfer who’s brother we were already after hard, and Marks. Seems lackluster considering some of the even sub-optimal options we could have taken.

    What’s weird is normally teams whiff at RB or WR depending on their style of play, somehow we’re whiffing on both.
     
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  2. Gatorrick22

    Gatorrick22 GC Hall of Fame

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    They are not hustling on the "sales" component if it? Hmmmm. What does that highlighted part really mean?
     
  3. bobbybaker86

    bobbybaker86 GC Hall of Fame

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    From what i know, we slow play too damn often and that costed us Moore, Douglas Portier, Wideman or we just got flat out beaten.
     
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  4. 1975Gator

    1975Gator All American

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    As in not trying to sell a bill of goods or trying to hustle someone into something like a used car salesman.
     
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  5. Gatorrick22

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    Yeah, but he made it sound like by NOT doing the sales pitch that was a bad thing.
     
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  6. biggynugs

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    Hustling on the sales part kind of implies he forgot to leave a fanny pack full of fifties on the desk when they left. Maybe I’m cynical. I have a hard time believing they aren’t pitching the university hard enough.
     
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  7. swampbabe

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    I'm curious, what exactly do you know? High school coach? Close to someone on the staff? Know these recruits personally? Or just twitter tea leaves?

    Not trying to be an ass but genuinely curious.
     
  8. orangebluegator

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    This means nothing unless Avantae William's signs with us. He can hustle but we simply have to close. Can't keep striking out. Effort is only one part of the equation.

    As for Knox on special teams...did we block any kicks this year? I only remember fair catching almost all the kickoffs and punts so I'm not sure how much value we're getting from a guy that doesn't bring it on the recruiting trail.
     
  9. StrangeGator

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    Billy G is integral to this offense. I’m ok if he’s not a great recruiter, though I suspect he is. Knox was a bad hire. We had a great RB coach who was one of our best recruiters. Poor judgement on Mullen’s part.
     
  10. MyakkaGator

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    As in they're not hustlers in the sense that they won't tell you exactly you want to hear.... They are real and don't pull any punches with the recruits.
     
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  11. Gatorrick22

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    $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

    The alternate meaning of hustle.
     
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  12. kryptonite

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    Being devil's advocate, his receiving corps were not stellar at MSU. He has had more to work with here. If that reduces, we may not see another year like this again.
     
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  13. theorangebluewinagain

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    I posted this in another thread but I think it is appropriate here as well

    The only disappointment in my eyes is no RB. If I were Mullen, I would make Knox be the last to get food at team meals. Why not, Mullen has established that he rewards winners on the playing field. Same with the coaches, Turner first in line, Knox last to eat. He gets the left overs, which is what he brought the 2020 recruiting class. Seems fair to me.
     
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  14. jeffbrig

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    Considering the lack of running game we had this year, I'm not sure we need to maintain any on field continuity...
     
  15. GATOR_4Life

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    Manual's situation reminds me of Adarius Lemons (good and bad), who did ultimately qualify.

    Knox and Gonzalez are bad recruiters, and I don't see them as irreplaceable good coaches.
     
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  16. GatorMatt06

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    It’s funny because usually elite position coaches are also good at recruiting. You can also be good at recruiting but bad at coaching...not many the other way around. Usually bad recruiters are replaceable as coaches.
     
  17. GatorKenW

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    Everyone lumping Billy G and Knox together. We could just replace Knox (who is also our ST coach) and see if that fixes things. Our WRs have been really improving.
     
  18. cubangator

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    Have you seen how good our special teams are (returning) no good at all.
     
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  19. twodaparty

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    Haha now that’s funny to imagine!
     
  20. INGATORSWETRUST

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    We may actually play too many people not allowing kids to earn stats like 60 catches or 1000 yards rushing. We think playing time helps, but could be detrimental to stars looking at stat lines???
     
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