this week in unintentionally grim-sounding recruiting headlines
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|3 days 16 hours ago||Srsly.||
Brass balls on a middling prospect (despite the past frothing of the Sparties). Why don't you just continue parroting the RCMB party line of "we can do better" and "we're elite in recruiting now" etc. etc.
Call me when he runs off a player with ranking.
|5 days 19 hours ago||Not buying...you mean the "Darrell Hazell Seal of Approval"?||
Srsly? WTF has Darrell Hazell accomplished in his career that leads me to believe that his offer would somehow validate a Michigan offer made by Jim Harbaugh after an evaluation camp combine and film evaluation by this staff?
Nonetheless, let's take a couple easy examples of your theory and look at offer validation (though I don't think it necessary):
Victor Viramontes (3 starz) Quarterback/Athlete. Probably does not play Quarterback at Michigan.
Offers of Note: Wiscy, Nebraska, Ga. Tech
I don't see the issue here if Harbaugh has a) seen his film and b) run him through a combine environment. This is how the NFL does it.
Or another, more difficult one:
Kingston Davis (3 starz) Running Back.
Offers of Note: Florida, Louisville, Miss State, Nebraska, Ole Miss Bag Men
Harbaugh was in on Davis early and we see the outcomes.
It is possible the guy knows what he's doing...
|5 days 20 hours ago||IDK...||
What other coach ran a combine (I mean er...Summer Swarm Tour) over multiple sites nationally to identify this talent? The is the way it's done in the NFL (in-person evaluations combined with film analysis) and how players from smaller schools like D2/D3, Canada etc. are often found.
Harbaugh has changed the narrative on recruiting, somwehat, with this combine system (I mean Summer Swarm Tour) and going forward it will be interesting to see a) the impact off this on the services who might have to work a bit more and b) the impact of this on other coaches/programs and how long it takes other schools to implement something similar. That said, Drevno could be right and maybe not all coaches have Harbaugh's ability to project talent.
FWIW, I also think the earlier poster crabbing on about STARZ and rankings and 12 players nobody wanted is ridiculously off base. Athletes like Vic Viramontes, for example, with Ga Tech, Nebraska and Wiscy offers aren't exactly nobodies...
|6 days 6 hours ago||Jeebus.||
I was going to go all TL/DR on your 17 paragaph missives but you apparently have missed the 7 year war around here on STARZ, stats and relative merit.
Here's the thing. Starz are complied by recruiting service analysts who get paid to identify talent but mostly to sell their services. Similarly, Jim Harbaugh and his staff are paid to identify talent but not so much to sell you a service but, rather, to win games and ultimately keep their jobs. As a supporter of the program you can choose to buy the services analysis of players or you can choose to buy Harbaugh's analysis of players. They are quite exclusive.
Your read on stats re: starz and related analysis is certainly simplistic. At the bottom line, however, you basically are going to trust Harbaugh (Superbowl coach, NFL talent evaluator, combine...I mean summer swarm camp...facilitator) to identify talent or you are not.
Clearly you don't and put far more faith in Allan Trieu et al.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Heh...||
I had always thought you were the old guy next to that Big Nut guy.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Agree with your sentiment.||
It pains me, as Mick is among my favorite posters, but negged for stud use:
|2 weeks 3 days ago||IDK...||
I just want the best players. Full stop. Doesn't matter where they are from...
Moar satellite combines (I mean camps, of course)
|2 weeks 3 days ago||well...||
I guess we can agree on something after all.
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Upvoted. @RationalBuckeye||
I find your analysis typically rational, indeed. However, I can never square your name with my personal experience in meeting and/or general knowledge of Ohio State fans...
or this idiot
|2 weeks 3 days ago||Who's got it better than us?||
Harbaugh can recruit.
|3 weeks 1 day ago||I'd have preferred...||
That he ask him to quit drinking first.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||heh...||
Bruh. OP compared Peters' performance in light of Deweaver's apparent failings at today's Elite 11. Unnecessary Sparty like analysis.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus Sparty...||
|3 weeks 2 days ago||This.||
Any focus on DeWeaver is unnecessary and consistent with RCMB. You expect better here.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Hmmmmmmm....||
Good for Brandon Peters who, I hope, turns into a great player at Michigan.
Don't enjoy this focus on DeWeaver's failings OP. How Sparty, indeed.
|3 weeks 2 days ago||Jeebus.||
The first rule of tOSU is you do not talk about O$U
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Srsly.||
It's just about championships.
You play to win the ....
|3 weeks 3 days ago||Translation:||
"I don't like Jim Harbaugh. Jim Harbaugh did not give me access to him or his coaches like I wanted so I'm going to write this article criticizing his and his coaches technical acumen and game management. I understand that these are the same coaches who schemed a pathetic and lost franchise to a Superbowl and multiple playoff/NFC Championship appearances. Nonetheless, this new guy, Tomasula has changed the landscape for my work environment. As a shill to hm and the York family who welcome me into their facilities I shall now write this lamentable slagging of Jim Harbaugh.
|3 weeks 3 days ago||I'm here for the Posbang||
|3 weeks 3 days ago||just an aside...||
But if you look at the trajectory on Nolan Ryan's early career and Verlander they are not that far off in many ways. Ryan, however, was able to lock it down mid career as a consistent 12 to 15 win pitcher. If Verlander can learn to manage with less velocity he can be that guy and perhaps get it to 250 wins.
Mark Buehrle's career trajectory from power pitcher to control and command pitcher comes to mind and Verlander could do a lot worse going forward than running 200 innings a year for (so far) 14 years.
|3 weeks 4 days ago||Nothing to see here...||
|3 weeks 6 days ago||@Go Blue 1984||
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||So what do I get....||
If I buy a couple of Cokes?
|4 weeks 8 hours ago||I'm just glad that apparel debate is back on the map...||
|4 weeks 10 hours ago||@mgrowold||
As a Cavs fan, I'd say you got all of that one in your response..
|4 weeks 4 days ago||Windsor Speed?||
|4 weeks 5 days ago||You know why this guy is smiling?||
He's got plans for 6th year quarterbacks from BYU...
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Heh...||
WD, were you even alive when the nWo was a thing?
|4 weeks 5 days ago||Just run him off||
Patience on this is admirable from the mods. but calling out specific players as "busts" early in their career is pathetic.
|4 weeks 6 days ago||Srsly?||