Kyle Turley gives his thoughts on every O-Line commit in the 2013 class, except David Dawson who will be profiled later. Pretty generic comments, but still kind of interesting.
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Solid for Ohio's O-line. Besides two generic three stars by cursory look, the picked up Taylor Decker, Kyle Dodson, and Joey O'Connor. All four stars, and all offered by Michigan. 2011 was pretty weak for them, though.
Hoke seems to be getting some pretty solid recruits at his new school.
I didn't find the comments "generic," though they emphasize the same things that are always emphasized: leverage/pad level; extension; footwork. It all comes down to fundamentals.
I'm not so sure I buy the analysis, however. Clearly, he hasn't been talking enough with Magnus. /s (But I kid because I care.)
Yeah i thought he got pretty specific technically and even when he discussed commonly cited points like pad level he used different and more specific language than you typically find. For a n00b like me who has basically no idea what good technique looks like it was actually enlightening. He didn't really address their frames which i think is important as an evaluator. It read more like a coach's summary than a talent evaluation in that respect. Nice to see he's chilled on the Hoke hate too. I bet he got pointed at and melted.
Interestingly, Turley names three areas where Tuley-Tillman could improve (extension, footwork, pad level), and a maximum of two for the other guys. It seems Turley also interprets that Tuley-Tillman has a significant ways to go in his development...
Fair enough, but Turley's a former All-Pro lineman who tends to agree that Tuley-Tillman has a lot to work on but has a great deal of upside. You can critique the way I say things all you want, but my criticisms of his play/technique were warranted if you think Turley's assessment is accurate. That's all I'm saying.
Turley's a tool, but a hell of a lineman. With that said, he could have copied and pasted every analysis.
I love seeing good OL classes. Not only will they be solid O-Linemen, they will allow for QB and RB recruits to meet their full potential. Think about how many RB and QB recruits don't pan out because they don't have the protection they need to develop and be protected... shouldn't be an issue for our upcoming teams!
Mean that good QBs and RBs will come, wanting to be protected by them. Good QBs lead to good WRs to come to play for them. Good QBs and good RBs lead to good OL continuing to come. Good offenses that put up points leads to wins, good defenders want to play for a winner, so they come. So in all, a good offensive line can be a start to good things.
Playing center?? I like the idea. See him out-weighing Molk eventually. Has the height. And a mean road grader. Just blown away with the OL Hoke is bringing in. Of the OL we have now compared to last years, which class is considered...better??
That's what he was recruited for.
Nope, lots of talk about moving him to tight end though. Center? Crazy talk.
Kyle Turley? YMRMFSCA (you may remember me from such comments as):
After Hoke left SDSU for Michigan in January, Turley lashed out at Hoke in radio interviews. He talked about sending Hoke text messages that said, “(Expletive) you” and “(Expletive) Michigan.” He hasn’t changed his mind. Earlier this week, he said by phone that he believed in “karma” and that a loss to SDSU on Saturday could lead Hoke down a road that ends with him being fired from his dream job at Michigan. “I don’t care if it’s your dream job,” said Turley, who played in the NFL from 1998 to 2007. “If you’re worth your salt as a head coach, eventually you’ll get that same job. You don’t have to screw people over to get it.”
He was not a happy camper when Hoke left SDSU. Good to see he's calmed down a bit!
don't see how he screwed SDSU over. It wasn't like he took all the files from potential players and ducked town in the middle of the night, instead he got offered his dream job and everyone knew it was going. It sure sucks when it happens, but he didn't appear to play games with the process. Coaches are given a bad rap when they leave a job for a promotion, but there are really few ways for an employed coach to switch schools, this is one of the better ones. It sure is better than leaving the Falcons in the middle of the week and faxing a letter to the players (the day after you flat out lied to the Falcons owner).
He didn't screw them. This just comes from a hothead who was butthurt at the time
lines again. Get ready Big Ten.
Kyle Turley's analyis makes him appear to be a well-adjusted member of society. Weird.