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PostPosted: Mon Feb 03, 2020 10:08 pm 
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https://collegefootballnews.com/2020/02 ... ts-missing


think they had us ranked 3rd in the conference.


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It won’t move the needle but we just got a commitment for a PWO (Wilk is the last name) from what appears to be a defender out of Charlotte.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2020 5:50 am 
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Yankeewave wrote:
https://collegefootballnews.com/2020/02/american-athletic-conference-college-football-recruiting-team-rankings-top-players-biggest-strengths-whats-missing

think they had us ranked 3rd in the conference.

Interesting that all the Cincinnati folks want to talk about is their stud QB recruit who played in the HS All-American game but this site didn't list him as their top get.


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It won’t move the needle but we just got a commitment for a PWO (Wilk is the last name) from what appears to be a defender out of Charlotte.


do you have any more information about him? school?

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https://www.hudl.com/profile/7852040/Andrew-Wilks


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thanks

Country Day isn't exactly a football powerhouse, but I specifically watched his highlights against Charlotte Latin.. which is a private school powerhouse in NC.. their last "stud" produced was Daniel Jones of the Giants... there were only 2 plays shown, but he showed really good instincts in coverage as a linebacker. I didn't expect a lot from Dorian Williams coming out of Indian Land (SC) HS and he played every game on special teams and got some reps at LB.

Country Day has an International Baccalaureate program, so I imagine this kid is really, really bright. Of course he's shown intelligence by choosing Tulane!!

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They put both of our OGs really high and had nice things to say about our qbs. Pretty good write up


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It's great to see a recruiting class ranked near the top of the conference. There's a limit to rankings of course, and I would expect that the 3-4 schools behind us aren't very far behind, but still indicative of talent coming in. Thank you Willie.

Question: Is there someone at the QB position that seems to have the inside track being named starter, or is it wide open?


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New article on Jett Duffey’s denial from CM:
http://www.cm-life.com/article/2020/02/ ... fer-portal

I wonder if this changes people’s opinion on the situation...


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Question: Is there someone at the QB position that seems to have the inside track being named starter, or is it wide open?
Keon Howard was #2 this entire past year, played well in mop-up duty, and knows the offense. Short of injury, there's no way he's not the starter going into Spring Practice and likely coming out of it (I don't know whether the high schoolers are enrolling early but there's no way they're unseating him in the period of Spring Practice). Then it's very likely we will get a QB from the portal at the end of the school year (May or June). Howard will almost certainly have the job on day one in August but after that, all bets are off.


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Pratt is in school.

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our best recruits seems to be on the respective lines, which has not been the case in the past. really feels like a step in the right direction, but we have another tough schedule next year. actually, this schedule looks much tougher than last year as I look at it


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Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

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If our QB plays well, we should go 9-3. My biggest concerns are QB and WR.


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Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.

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wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.


It's not a tough schedule. It's just not. There is not one team on this schedule that comes close to being considered unbeatable. 12-0 should be the goal against this schedule. It's year 5. It's OK to have high expectations.

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you actually sound like a P-5 sunshine pumper - look at the American portion of the schedule. there are lots of good teams. if you are Ohio State, it is an easy schedule - if you are a middling P5 team, it is a 2-4 loss schedule, for us its a tough schedule.
we have 4 games we should win, then we are going to have to win some games that are tossups and we have not been good at doing that.


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wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.


Our SOS was 57. It was 47 before the bowl season.


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gerryb323 wrote:
wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.

Mississippi State just got way tougher with their transfer QB coming in. That was their glaring weakness. They're not world-beaters all of a sudden, but they're now a mid-range SEC team IMHO.


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Question: Is there someone at the QB position that seems to have the inside track being named starter, or is it wide open?
Keon Howard was #2 this entire past year, played well in mop-up duty, and knows the offense. Short of injury, there's no way he's not the starter going into Spring Practice and likely coming out of it (I don't know whether the high schoolers are enrolling early but there's no way they're unseating him in the period of Spring Practice). Then it's very likely we will get a QB from the portal at the end of the school year (May or June). Howard will almost certainly have the job on day one in August but after that, all bets are off.

+1

Yes, I know Pratt enrolled early but if he's the starter coming out of spring practice we're in BIG trouble.


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GretnaGrn wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.

Mississippi State just got way tougher with their transfer QB coming in. That was their glaring weakness. They're not world-beaters all of a sudden, but they're now a mid-range SEC team IMHO.


Costello is better suited to run Leach’s system than the other QB’s in Starkville but that doesn’t mean he is very well suited to run that system. Also, “mid-range SEC team” is the summit of State’s potential, past, present, and future. I doubt this one guy makes that happen in Leach’s first season.

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Yankeewave wrote:
you actually sound like a P-5 sunshine pumper - look at the American portion of the schedule. there are lots of good teams. if you are Ohio State, it is an easy schedule - if you are a middling P5 team, it is a 2-4 loss schedule, for us its a tough schedule.
we have 4 games we should win, then we are going to have to win some games that are tossups and we have not been good at doing that.


I don't grade on a curve.The teams on this schedule are all beatable.

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GretnaGrn wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.

Mississippi State just got way tougher with their transfer QB coming in. That was their glaring weakness. They're not world-beaters all of a sudden, but they're now a mid-range SEC team IMHO.


Way overstated. They remain very beatable.

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FW wrote:
wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.


Our SOS was 57. It was 47 before the bowl season.


This was Johnny Macs response to the SOS question in another recent thread about final rankings:

68th on "power rankings guru"
57th on teamrankings.com

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wavedom wrote:
gerryb323 wrote:
wavedom wrote:
Please stop with the tough schedule hysteria. That got said about last season then it urned out it was in the middle in the 60's. We don't have anybody as good as Auburn. Auburn was a step down form Ohio St. and Oklahoma. It's year 5. It's ok to expect success against this schedule.

You can say mid-60's, but, as with recruiting, we're always going to be behind at least 75% of the "P5" schools. So already we're starting at 50 or so as a high point.


It's not a tough schedule. It's just not. There is not one team on this schedule that comes close to being considered unbeatable. 12-0 should be the goal against this schedule. It's year 5. It's OK to have high expectations.

#stopmakingexcuses

i was referring to last year

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