"It's not about last year or who's here or who's isn't here," says your head coach. "It's about getting out here and competing and seeing who is here, and that's where we're gonna go."
Remember kids! You gotta have integrity and honesty. You've always gotta tell the truth in every situation. Otherwise, you could end up like me, out of a job, disgraced, protrayed as a total moron in the media, living in a VAN DOWN BY THE RIVER!
Per DGDestroys: Live Chat with MO DT Ondre Pipkins on Rivals right now
247 came out with the rest of their rankings today. Our commits in the top 247 we already knew about. The next batch have MO and Ringer at high 3/borderline 4, the rest are all solid 3's.
Joe Bolden, 90, 4*
Devin Funchess, 90, 4*
Mario Ojemudia, 89, 3*
Kaleb Ringer, 88, 3*
Ben Braden, 87, 3*
Anthony Standifer, 87, 3*
AJ Williams, 86, 3*
Caleb Stacey, 85, 3*
Allen Gant, 84, 3*
Also saw this pic of TP's helmet on the blue board. Enjoy.
I'm no lawyer (outside of bird law, of course), but if pryor's lawyer wants to claim that the number of loaners isn't 8 as reported, shouldn't he know EXACTLY how many? It's pretty easy to differentiate between 3 cars and 4 cars isnt it? I don't know if I'm reading too much into it, but it just seems that he just indirectly revealed that he is in the process of picking a number to make his case, meaning that both numbers are likely incorrect.
We have four spots left not counting any chickens before they have announced or anyone heading for greener pastures. Looking at the team I think we need 6 more guys (3OL/2DL/1QB). To QB or not to QB – whatever – I think we need one. This is pretty much a minimum. It would be nice to take 12 more (5OL/4DL (2-1 tech-2-3 tech)/1WR/1RB/1QB). That said we are in on more great talent at DE (Strobel and Washington) and at DB (Morgan and others). We also have offers out to can't turn down talent like Marshall and Agholor.
The sky is not falling but … this class is out of balance wrt what I think this team needs. I’m confident Hoke and co. know what we need – but I’m curious what they are thinking – and if you all see balance/depth as an issue.
Some possibilities are; -I know there are more than this- they see transitions coming (on the roster and with the current verbal commits); they see talent in the non-scholarship roster (I don’t think this is real – though I support our walk-ons). We have plenty of players at every position– but D-1 depth vs. position is an issue on the roster.
I also think Hoke sees the big picture and recruiting as a network of long term relationships. Offering and following through with 2012 commits builds potential for 2013 and beyond where our needs and talent might be better matched.
Anyway…we’ve talked about who we want going forward – much of which seems to me to be unrealistic (we aren’t going to take 25 recruits w/o cold shouldering or being cold shouldered to some extent.) We don’t have the luxury of re-balancing like Nebraska and Minnesota do by taking JuCos…we need to do that by recruiting to our needs…but it looks like we did get lucky with Marell Evans coming back at LB. It is a team sport…balance is important –especially on defense…what do you think the staff is thinking here?…what do you think about balance and depth as an issue with this class?