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if our coaches do not get 1 player to commit, something is serious wrong...big game... big crowd, best excitement ever... gameday there, and beating a higher ranked team on national tv.. if the coaches can not close one verbal, then something is wrong!!
Let the flames, or down votes begin, but please, explain why Im wrong!!
One word............Texas is why you're wrong....they consistently get commits early...what good has it done them?
You are wrong because in spite of what many people have said about our talent, our QB, our lack of a ST coach, etc - this team is one fumble away from being a serious NC contender.
Stoops and company are doing just fine getting the kids they need to compete at an elite level.
How about we stop moaning so much and enjoy the ride?
Because it's still October.
"With Nebraska trying to leave, we felt like we needed to send them out with a loss, and we did." -Ryan Broyles-
Let me give you three names that nobody was talking about last October when discussing OU's recruiting: Justin Brown, Jalen Saunders and Damien Williams. There are a lot of different ways you find the players you need and our coaching staff has proven to be pretty adept at it. Whether you choose to start worrying in October or January what difference does it make? You have no impact on the process, either directly through your actions or indirectly through your comments.
There has to be an analysis of the player's senior years. There can be a big difference in a player at 16 or 17 years old. Some improve and some don't. The bitching about our recruiting is amazing. OU's coaching staff does a great job!
I totally agree! I have always been a little surprised of how many players get offered before their Jr year even starts. I mean, they still have 2 years of varisty left to play.... A LOT can change over that period of time. They may hit a ceiling quick...while other players continue to improve. I realize it's keeping up with the Jones' or you might miss out on some of these kids, since other schools are always going to offer way early...but, to me, I think that's where you run into problems at times.
I would'nt be surprised if the Coaches got one or two calls from recruits a month, saying they want to commit, and the Coaches tell 'em to be patient. I think if Coach Bob and Coach Mike are directly involved in any one recruit they can commit anytime. just depends on where the recruit is on their board. But just a guess.
One reason you are wrong is that kids usually don't commit based on the outcome of a game. I think we heard as much after blowing up ut. Kids look at the overall program, their comfort level with it, and how they see themselves contributing. We probably won't gain any commits from a ND win, and probably won't lose any with a (highly unlikely) loss.
As for the current state of the 2013 recruiting class, I agree with those who say it's too early to panic. Worst case though, this may end up not being a vintage recruiting year. Those happen occasionally. Life goes on.
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because you do not audnerstand how recruiting actually works...
How many recruits can we get this year. I thought that is was only about 17 or something like that.
Guys please. let's have discussions without attacking one another.
We all have different ideas and opinions. Those however don't make one of us superior to another, or particularly prove one to be 'right' or 'wrong.'
The coaches are planning on taking between 22 - 23.
I know, we look on the roster and ask, where are they coming from?
The coaches say this:
"We know that every year some players transfer, or circumstances such as academics or injuries terminate their athletic scholarship, and in some cases they may elect to leave for the NFL.
The numbers never work exactly the way you anticipate. We never project by individual, because you can't predict these things. But just go off of averages and work with a cushion of a scholarship or two, because your talking about players on the active roster almost a year from now (August 2013)."
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