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Sign 25 (with reaches) or Undersign

Discussion in 'Awesome Recruiting' started by interrygator73, Feb 7, 2018.

  1. interrygator73

    interrygator73 Junior

    Feb 21, 2017
    Don't recall specifically but think he talked about both more or less. What frustrated me was when he said they would be below 25 which was "part of the plan," no one asked him to elaborate on what the plan was.
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  2. maxgator

    maxgator GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I thought you were going to get through the entire post without resorting to initial capitals for no reason.... Oh well.

    In any event, Mullen made that clear. He's been around as a head coach in the SEC and knows the deal. Spent a bunch of his pc discussing That Concept. I'm never going to bash zooks recruiting prowess though.
  3. GameTime5

    GameTime5 GC Hall of Fame

    Apr 3, 2007
    I thought he meant the plan was to NOT take guys just to hit 25. The plan was only taking the guys that would fit. They probably had a good idea they would not reach 25 so the plan was to keep the ships unless the big fish bit. Just a guess though.
  4. gatorev12

    gatorev12 GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 27, 2009
    I used to not feel that way; but given the insane amount of injuries/suspensions and just general bad luck we've had over the last decade...I just don't see a compelling reason to NOT offer at least 3-4 guys a scholarship just to ensure there's depth there and not just walk-ons.
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  5. phideltdj

    phideltdj GC Hall of Fame

    Aug 7, 2007
    copy what bama does in recruiting...it seems to work
  6. Nic

    Nic All American

    Jan 26, 2010
    Yeah exactly. Transition class quality over quantity. Our team isn't in nearly as bad a shape as it was after Muschamp in terms of depth, mainly offense. Currently fill some holes with quality, undersign, then the following year when you have the full recruiting cycle you can pull in full and top 10 class.
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  7. gatorev12

    gatorev12 GC Hall of Fame

    Jan 27, 2009
    Muschamp left Mac an elite, top 5 defense stocked with numerous NFL talents.
    Mac left Mullen with pretty good offensive weapons (certainly NFL talent at WR and RB) and a few elite defensive players; but much less than what he was given.

    Mullen managed to succeed in getting some pretty good transition class; but he's going to really need to hit the recruiting trail to land top-end defensive talent if we want to maintain our historically stout defenses...
  8. UFreak

    UFreak Premium Member Trusted GC Insider

    Apr 8, 2007
    Gainesville, FL
    And to be perfectly fair, the roster that Mac handed off to Mullen is a lot more balanced than the roster that Mac received from Muschamp.

    But your point is well taken.
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  9. interrygator73

    interrygator73 Junior

    Feb 21, 2017
    Think that's probably a good guess GameTime. Some of my questions would have been:
    - Did we start the process thinking we would be under 25 and targeted only those players we highly evaluated that we thought we had a chance on? . . . or
    - Did we initially have plenty on our board to overfill the class, but through attrition and some evaluation concerns reduce our board to the point we realized we would be under 25? . . . if so, when? . . .
    - and if so, how do we evaluate backups and plan B guys and are some of the deciding factors whether we think these players can succeed in the SEC, or cannot be developed effectively enough, or . . . ?

    Might also have answered our ongoing angst about sign 25 at a max, oversign, 25 grant-in-aids per cycle . . . that is UF's take on this issue and how it actually works.

    Was looking for a bit more insight into our recruitment strategy and philosophy.