Recruiting Implications?

Submitted by Youngharbaugh4 on January 2nd, 2018 at 8:42 PM

After our loss to South Carolina and the wins of a majority of opposing teams we are in recruitng battles with (Bama, Georgia, OSU, PSU...Etc), I started to think how this season effected our recruiting for our current and upcoming targets. Recruiting is a weird game in which wins and losses can affect a teams chances with a recruit or maybe not. In our case, the way we lost games this year and those who we lost to, are the ways that we hurt ourselves with said targets. As of now, I see us missing on some key recruits in this cycle and hurting us more than we expected in the upcoming 2019 cycle. But again who knows, maybe this last season didn't hurt us as much as we expected, and we can put it together and sign a Top 10 class in 2019, and also still land our remaining targets in this cycle. So my question is, how do you all feel this season effected our chances in recruting? And do you think we still manage to put together the harrolded 2019 class we are all expecting for next year or not?

 

Comments

Jonesy

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:44 PM ^

I think recruiting has far more to do with relationships with the coaches then losing yet another game due to bad qb play and an already bad OL missing 2.5 starters.

BLUEyouout

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:48 PM ^

Recruiting is about momentum leveraged relationships. No matter what happens I think JH needs to retain Partridge if at all possible. I say this because various boards are claiming Alabama is after him to include others.

getsome

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:18 PM ^

cant see why theyd possibly let partridge walk - unless he wants out or teams are offering DC job or insane money.  hes by far the staffs top recruiter (and one of countrys best) and hes a talented, young coach on the rise.

no doubt hell get offers (and i know hes already gotten a few) but itll take a lot for him to leave his current deal with brown (plus ST duties).  at least i hope so as he could do great things at michigan

Dvoltzwolverine

January 2nd, 2018 at 11:35 PM ^

Who would you like to see on the staff? Greg Romnan seems decent but i fell there could be someone better out there if he is coming in as a possible oc candidate. Al Washington i know not much about him i did a quick search but didn't find much, what's his credentials? Just curious.

Mr. Owl

January 3rd, 2018 at 1:40 AM ^

A quick search on Al Washington (I wasn't familiar with him either) shows he was the RB & assistant ST coach at BC until a year ago, & currently coaches DL at Cincinatti.  So unless Mattison is retiring... (Not that I want to see that at all.)  Would he coach RB's?  Brown would be familar with him though.

Dvoltzwolverine

January 3rd, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Makes since. Mattison isn't retiring i don't think, but if i had to pick a rb coach I'd like to see us go after maybe gasry Campbell who used to be rb coach at oregon. Don't know if he wants to coach still but he was good. I feel the biggest bed if course is a legit oline coach and a legit coordinator and if we can get a receivers coach also. Lets hope we get some coaches in here that can get the talent to play

Dvoltzwolverine

January 3rd, 2018 at 10:58 AM ^

Makes since. Mattison isn't retiring i don't think, but if i had to pick a rb coach I'd like to see us go after maybe gasry Campbell who used to be rb coach at oregon. Don't know if he wants to coach still but he was good. I feel the biggest bed if course is a legit oline coach and a legit coordinator and if we can get a receivers coach also. Lets hope we get some coaches in here that can get the talent to play

ThadMattasagoblin

January 2nd, 2018 at 11:39 PM ^

I'm open minded. Would rather focus on more college-centric coaches. The college game is different where how much talent you have amassed is more important than the NFL where there is a salary cap. I don't think any of the NFL guys on staff have really panned out besides Greg Jackson.

Jimmyisgod

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:48 PM ^

You recruit so you can win games, not the other way around.

That being said, Reese is almost assuredly going to Georgia, but that has more to do with UGA than us.

Blues Notes

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:51 PM ^

What might explain his personality change from the firery to what appears sometimes as placid on the sidelines? Some of the poor decisions making at times?

Have heard people offer up; meeting the Pope, he has gotten to rich and comfortable to he is on medication to even him out. 

 

 

 

ThadMattasagoblin

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:52 PM ^

If the staff is as good as they're made out to be, we'll have a top 5 class again in 2019. We need more top guys on the lines and QB. DL looks good but we need some maulers on the OL like Dobbs or Logan Brown. We can still sell playing time at the tackles and the NFL draft success.

maize-blue

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:53 PM ^

A decent 2018 can save everything. We wouldn't have to go undefeated but at least show improvement. If things stay the same then the recruiting wheels may begin to fall off.

lmgoblue1

January 2nd, 2018 at 8:58 PM ^

They sucked last year, still recruited very well, and continue to do so.  My concerns are with the skill level of the coaches actually closing the sale......especially wthi the offensive lineman. I mean, WTF.  There's the problem.

 

 

gremlin3

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:15 PM ^

Will only maybe impact a handful of closing targets, then next season's class will react more to the 2018 season and will have completely forgotten about this past season.  

Georgia finished 6-6 last year, they seem to be doing alright with this year's class (#1 overall).

bo_lives

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:24 PM ^

If Scott Frost can beat Auburn with UCF-level recruits... then we'd better hope Harbaugh can at least match that kind of return-on-recruiting, or else we are barely cracking the top half of the B1G.

jalenwestman

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:27 PM ^

Of course this season hurt or will hurt our recruiting a bit, but Harbaugh will get guys cause he’s Harbaugh and Michigan is Michigan. The win/lose is the difference from being top 5 classes or somewhere in the top 20.

Relationships and putting guys in the Pros are probably the most important things when comes to recruiting.

I doubt beating South Carolina would of closed the deal for any of the guys remaining. The South Carolina game gives more ammo for negative recruiting.

I expect Harbaugh will be looking hard for players, cause I don’t see many 5th year guys coming back.

JTGoBlue

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:35 PM ^

It seems. However, if you are a high school player looking at Michigan, Michigan has offered you a scholarship, and you will qualify to get into Michigan, then is a weird loss in a bowl game a factor? Or is it coaching and development, facilities, academics, campus life?

Blue Warrior

January 2nd, 2018 at 9:37 PM ^

Recruiting is a selling game. We have a world class education to sell right now and that’s about it. What else is there? We can’t even beat our rivals at home for God’s sake.......sad