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We end with:
Timmons or Carrington.
Bell-just a hunch. He must take a hard look at depth chart and ability to contend. We offer the best alternative.
We "lose" Munger.
We wiff on OL. Hit 2014 hard (see immenint offer to Trout this weekend).
We reassign Zach Smith to cover Cuba and close his twitter account.
Urban takes over wr recruiting in 2014.
WIth the depth chart looking tasty we see a horde of pure non-smurf wr types hop on.
A very good class, bordering on excellent. Not great (see lack of 5 stars, poor hit rate) and certainly much harder to procure than I thought.
I was thinking after they way Urban closed out the 2012 class, proceeded by 12-0, this was going to be easy.
I could live with Clark, Timmons, and Carrington.
I'm still holding out hope for Bell.
The poor hit rate comment doesn't make sense. Meyer put out an absurd number of offers. If we had a "good" hit rate, we would have about 60 verbals right now.
Our quarterback does front flips, suck it.
"The poor hit rate comment doesn't make sense. Meyer put out an absurd number of offers. If we had a "good" hit rate, we would have about 60 verbals right now."
So how will we know if Meyer is getting the players at the top of his Big Board?
Not a critique but an honest question.
Tressel hit on an absurd % of total offers.
But in some cases like LB where it seems like we wiffed on our first 10 offers we end up in the mayors office (Mitchell, Johnson).
At WR if we end up with only Timmons it has to be deemed a major disaapointment.
I understand Meyer is offering many more national players and the hit rate will by defn be lower.
I love how people are all concerned about WR and we only may end up with Timmons. Last time I checked, Jalin Marshall is going to be one hell of a receiver here.
I have a strange feeling we get only one more kid and munger sticks. One of timmons (most likely), wilson or clark. 2 of those would be awesome but its been such a weird year in wr recruiting. Im giving smith a pass this yr bc it seems our staff does more regional recruiting than position work. Its not a great wr class either imo. We got by some accounts the #2 kid in the country in marshal. Our top guy chose home over urban. Our #2 couldnt get it done in the classroom. Rob foster and corey smith are likely academic casualties too...as well as any 'other' issues foster has. Stephens had grade issues. I mean when u step back its not lack of effort or selling pts by our staff its just a perfect storm of roadblocks. Now if we whiff in '14 i change my vote. But this class feels like 23 to me
I think he means on the WR front this year. For most positions it seems like we offer a ton of kids and then hone in on a few to get to the one we're taking. WR has felt like we got surprised (Quick) and have been scrambling a bit late in the process. The good news is our plan B & C kids still look really good.
Slot and WR are two different positions. WR would ideally be taller to go up and get the ball and used to stretch the field more. Slot typically is expected to take short passes, screens and handoffs (jet sweep for example) and turn them into big plays.
"Playing here is the closest thing to heaven on earth..." - Brian Rolle
Santonio Holmes is 5'10"
Ted Ginn is 5'11"
Jalin Marshall is 6' with a ridiculous vertical.
Jalin can and will play WR, not just be a Percy Harvin type, who by the way does alright now as a WR in the NFL.
Like with all project management, we have to establish what constitutes a "success". With do this with all new developments and gauging adoption. What number do we need to see before we call it a success?
With each staff its going to be different. Tressel was a sniper. Meyer is an assault rifle. They are just different.
With Meyer we should expect a lower percentage. But then we must determine, what percentage range we should see to determine if we are on target. This is difficult because we simply don't have all the data.
You guys are both right. But the only way for us to ever be critical is to set minimum standards. And we simply don't have the data to do so. But I would love to see a thoughtful quantitative approach to doing so. Backed up with some real logic. But who has the time???
Diddy, do you have any competent minions to put on the job?
I'm all in favor of keeping dangerous weapons out of the hands of fools. Let's start with typewriters.
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with Corey Smith now in I say we end with Clark, Timmons, Eze and call it done. Would love to see Bell in Scarlett an gray though.
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