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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:09 pm 
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I think his nap time had more to do with Toledo's failure to recruit good talent :-)

look recruiting at Tulane is not easy. It takes 24/7 dedication, energy and a great eye for undiscovered talent. We're not UCLA where a number of 4-5 Star athletes will fall in your lap every year.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 3:22 pm 
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Hey, remember how great it was when Toledo started camps so he could get first person evaluations?

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Yeah, it really improved ole Banquet Bob's talent evaluation!* I'm sure opposing coaches trembled when they saw that. When it actually meant that Toledo would never have to go very far from a free meal.


*I understand that the idea itself was good just that distance has little meaning if your talent evaluation skills are suspect.


Academic restrictions and recruiting budget had a lot to do with Toledo's failure to recruit good talent...I'm not defending him, but there were significant reasons for his failure which had nothing to do with coaching....More so, was Tulane's self imposed standards.


All you have to do is look at who is starting on Memphis' DL - Sean Wilson's brother. Here is a young man that is academically eligible to play for one of our conference foes and was not qualified to play for us. How stupid is that - either you are in or you are out?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:17 pm 
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Looking at the guy it's tough to figure why he had just two small offers before we offered and added him to the commitmtent list this week. He has a solid frame, legitimate speed in the open field, plays against solid to good HS competition and is supposed to be a good student. Let me ask the skeptics this: would you trade him to get Garland LaFrance back? Just by the hudl eyeball test my answer would be "not on your life."

as far as offers go we've reached twice for running backs. Yet I think they both look good.

I'm not a scout - everyone looks good to me in their highlights in Hudl et al.
It's just hard for me believe that we're right, when so many others closer to the situation don't see it, particularly in a place like Texas, teeming with recruiters from everywhere. And I've this story way too many times before...
Toledo didn't have a top shelf staff.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 6:29 pm 
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lg, no I do not want LaFrance back. He's proven to me to be a bit of a flake with too much "Look At Me! Its All About Me!" to be more trouble than he's worth. I would take unranked/no offer worth mentioning Bakare over him.

Baywave, the: " Obviously Fritz and staff have evaluated him and........" in other words "Trust me" or a variation thereof I've read here/heard from previous Coaches........well, if I had dime for every time I read those words I think I would be a fairly wealthy man by now. And the track record for most of those guys (after Bowden) was dismal.


GB, I don't disagree with anything you said. However once the boss has invited someone into the house then out of courtesy I welcome him because the boss wanted him there even if it's not obvious to humble us.

As I said in general and others pointed out using the Darkwa example, typical reaches are done at the last moment out of extreme need. I don't see either here so Fritz wanted him even if humble me doesn't get it. I'm for Tulane so I'm obviously hoping he's right even if I wouldn't go to Vegas on it.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 27, 2017 10:56 pm 
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Did someone say Darkwa was a reach? He was a 3 star player; probably the highest rated recruit we had that year.
We could see the folly on the field tonight. We need talent.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 9:41 am 
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Did someone say Darkwa was a reach? He was a 3 star player; probably the highest rated recruit we had that year.
We could see the folly on the field tonight. We need talent.


WVU is making a living out of being a destination for 5th year players or transfers (much like Rick Jones did with baseball). Sills, Grier, they have another transfer QB who isn't eligible yet. We did that with Davenport, who was really good for us. We are doing it with Knighton, although there has not been much impact with him yet. Maybe we need to get some mature bodies in here until we can grow the freshmen. Make that a recruiting "strategy." We ought to bring in every 5th-year safety in the country until we get THAT fixed, for sure.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 28, 2017 8:25 pm 
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236 yards rushing in the first half last night...

http://www.statesman.com/news/local/fas ... rlKBvStGK/


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 29, 2017 12:03 pm 
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GSx wrote:
Did someone say Darkwa was a reach? He was a 3 star player; probably the highest rated recruit we had that year.
We could see the folly on the field tonight. We need talent.


Thanks for amplifying. I (perhaps mis-?) recalled that someone said Darkwa was a last second recruit. I meant "reach" in that manner but implication is that he was overlooked by others. Don't really know and it's all academic at this point regardless.

Back to the original point. Fritz wants Bakare more than the alternatives. He clearly has time to recruit others instead if he wished. He is not "reaching" for Bakare. Since I'm a homer here, I'm rooting for him to be right about Bakare and conventional wisdom to be wrong. I clearly acknowledge that's from the heart and not the head.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:11 pm 
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Bob was a great guy. But he was LAZY when it came to recruiting. I know first hand.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:44 pm 
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Bakare picked up another offer today. New Mexico State.

https://twitter.com/simirollin/status/9 ... 7791193088


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:24 pm 
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Donny Z wrote:
Bakare picked up another offer today. New Mexico State.

https://twitter.com/simirollin/status/9 ... 7791193088

Yay?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:25 pm 
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ml wave wrote:
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Bakare picked up another offer today. New Mexico State.

https://twitter.com/simirollin/status/9 ... 7791193088

Yay?

That was EXACTLY my thought and I almost posted the same thing.


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