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February 8th, 2013 04:55 PM
Dom Whaley, end of argument. 2 higher recruited guys left the team because of him. Playing an upper classman is not "insane loyalty." If a coach trusts a player more than a freshman so be it.
February 8th, 2013 05:46 PM
Yes Verizon even has a commercial about it.....Hello
February 8th, 2013 06:59 PM
There is a list on ESPN if you really want to know where those other 35 went. It was not to OU.
February 8th, 2013 08:46 PM
I didn't think we would do any better than we did.. Did you ?
February 8th, 2013 08:48 PM
Article On Kish's Recruiting
Yeah, it's almost like the guy walked into the office one morning and said, "I'm going to write a positive article on Kish" and it didn't matter what the content ended up being.
Originally Posted by DirtySouth_Sooner
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February 8th, 2013 10:07 PM
if you don't call starting Tom Wort over Frank Shannon insane I don't know what to call it.
February 8th, 2013 11:04 PM
Starting Wort over upperclassmen Jayden Bird wasn't?
There was a reason two different d coordinators started the guy, I reckon.
February 9th, 2013 07:21 AM
After that Fox Sports recruiting show and what he said on signing day re: recruiting, I'm done with him. Surprised it's not mentioned in this thread.
February 9th, 2013 07:22 AM
Article On Kish's Recruiting
February 9th, 2013 07:49 AM
Re: Article On Kish's Recruiting
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February 9th, 2013 08:06 AM
You're changing your argument...you said kids don't care if they are offered by OU anymore. Where they end up doesn't tell me if they are impressed with the OU offer. It's hip to play in the SEC right now. It will change.
February 9th, 2013 08:54 AM
I think this discussions has pretty much run its course, but the argument isn't changing. I'm using the fact that not one of them signed with us as an indicator that none, or very few, seem to be impressed. This criteria is used because I can't be in every living room, so I don't know for sure.
Originally Posted by RockFlagandEagle
Suffice it to say...I'm pretty sure me and about a dozen other posters are just going to have to agree to disagree. I think we did a piss-poor job, they don't. C'est la vie.
February 9th, 2013 09:06 AM
Let me know when you make a post that makes even the slightest sense.
February 9th, 2013 09:08 AM
Bob's "insane loyalty to upperclassman players" didn't extend to Drew Allen.
February 9th, 2013 09:18 AM
None of us know how the recruits will turn out in 2 or 3 yrs. BUT, I agree with what you're saying for the most part.
February 9th, 2013 09:20 AM
February 9th, 2013 12:32 PM
What part are you having trouble with? the general rule is that the majority of recruits don't amount to anything. That's why I don't get too excited about recruits. See: Brett Rawls, Tommy Grady, Keith Nichol, Joey Halzle, Drew Allen. Those are just the QBs off the top of my head.
You're letting bias cloud your responses. If you're seriously arguing against the very basic concept that most recruits don't pan out, then you're a ****ing idiot.
February 9th, 2013 12:46 PM
Keith Nichol was in the QB competition at MSU after transferring, sorry he was beat out by some bum named Bradford; Drew Allen was never a highly regarded recruit. Go look at any top 100 recruit list 5 years later and you'll see that a majority never lived up to the hype.
February 9th, 2013 12:52 PM
That's exactly the point I'm making. Most recruits don't pan out, hence my lack of excitement. I'm not saying it's just our guys.
It's crazy that people don't understand my want for us to have a better class. Even if the majority don't pan out, we should still want to have as many 5 star guys as possible.
February 9th, 2013 12:54 PM
February 9th, 2013 01:27 PM
See: Heupel, Bradford, White, Jones, Hybl. Those are just OBs off the top of my head. Until you can quote statistics by * rating and class for OU you are making an ASSumption.
February 9th, 2013 06:36 PM
I won't judge the class until a couple of years from now. College football is a coaches' game. You win when you have a great staff. A great staff can bring in good players and make them winners. So we'll see what happens.
I don't think our defensive talent was the only problem on defense. Our offensive style didn't exactly tune up the defense in the Spring and Fall practices if you know what I mean.
February 9th, 2013 10:00 PM
I disagree. Look what Sumlin did at aTm this year. Look what Meyer did at OSU in one year on probation. "Great" college coaches must be great recruiters. The OU brand is gonna get a look form most kids, but without a good coach that can sell the players, it won't get very many signatures, especially if we don't get back to a BCS bowl soon.
February 9th, 2013 10:45 PM
Re: Article On Kish's Recruiting
Pipe dream of David Smith helping reel in Morgan and/or Garrett and Kish locking up Hampton
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February 10th, 2013 12:06 AM
I agree CFB is a coaches game. That's why it sucks to have too much dead weight on the OU staff. There are many red flags on this staff and its no wonder why we keep looking like a top 20 team and not a true title contender. Our deficiencies on the coaching staff are holding us back. Mangino and all his baggage is not the answer to our problems, it's not an upgrade at all.
February 10th, 2013 12:09 AM
In otherwords you have no idea what you are talking about. In both of those examples those players got sat down for younger players.
Kejuan "started" the first game because he was a returning senior averaging 6 yards a carry. He was a good running back, and even then he split time with AD in the first game and never started again for the rest of the season. That's the same behavior from a coach that you'd see at Alabama or anywhere else.
Tom Wort started because Frank Shannon isn't exactly setting the world on fire and Wort knew the plays at the beginning of the year. Wort got pushed aside once Shannon got up to speed.
Your notion that Stoops won't let underclassmen see the field is DISPROVEN by both your examples. I'm more inclined to agree with SpankyNek on this.
February 10th, 2013 12:18 AM
I agree with this. 5 star guys pan out more often than 4 star guys, who pan out more often than 3 star guys and so on. Yes there are a long list of 5 star guys that didn't make it, but an even longer list of 3 star guys that didn't make it either.
That being said, one of our highest ranked recruitting classes in the past 10 years was supposed to be 2003 and yet I'd say it was one of the biggest busts we've ever seen. 2005 was a lower star put out, but probably one of the best classes we've ever recruited with even Austin English and Jaquin Iglesias working out.
February 10th, 2013 10:46 AM
Strike #1 in '14. Supposively Hampton has committed to Texas...Here we go again
February 10th, 2013 11:05 AM
Don't worry I am sure Kim Tush will get him back! Make you wonder why Norvell was recruiting him instead of the great Tush! Or our great new DC.
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