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Get used to it folks. Other programs have caught up with this staff. OU has basically become just a top twenty five program. Their elite status remains only in the minds of the OU faithful. To the rest of the nation they are a school who is jockeying for recruits just like every other program. It's obvious to me when recruits are mulling an offer from TCU as a similar offer to OU that the Sooner's have become legends in their own minds.
Losing a game is not really that big of a deal to most of these recruits I don’t think. These guys are coming here to see our program and to see how they would fit into that program. We win and tell them they can be the next great whatever. We lose a game they are told we need a player like them so we can win those games. They are not here as OU fans for the most part they are here to see if they want to become a part of this program and contribute to it. We have no problem showing them the number of players we’ve had here that are or were playing on Sundays and if they are good enough they can play early and work their way to the same kind of career.
Let's hope you're more correct than my post was. Some kids take a loss better than others do, sometimes just a negative comment or two can change a kids mind, and I'll guess that the mood around the players hosting these recruits might not have been as much fun with a loss vs a win.
At the end of the day, the only stat that means anything is the average rating per recruit. The rankings are skewed toward the number of recruits you have committed or signed. We have 11 commits. There is no plausible way we are going to rank higher than a team that has 16 or more average or better commitments, no matter how good our present commitments are. No school currently ranked higher than 36th has fewer than 15 commitments. Again, if you change the ranking chart to reflect the average commitment, we shoot up to 13th. I realize the two losses have everyone in a bad move, but geez, let's chill out a little.
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