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Old 02-03-2014, 02:47 AM   #2261
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So if you are one of folks that always thinks negatively about recruiting, this post is for you:
McClain committed to Nebraska, not coming to USC
Gibson is staying with Minn, not coming to USC
BAW finally decides to pick UGA, likes Mark Richt's house, not coming to USC
Wideman stays with FSU, they bought him a King Air, not coming to USC
Green picks UGA never really considered Carolina, not coming to USC
Lammons likes Madison better than Columbia, not coming to USC
Gladney's transcript doesn't check out, not coming to USC
Caldwell didn't stay in JUCO for 3 semesters, not coming to USC
Sawyer picks Carolina but doesn't qualify, not coming to USC

I think that covers everybody. Have a nice day.....see you Wednesday night.
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Old 02-03-2014, 02:59 AM   #2262
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So if you are one of folks that always thinks negatively about recruiting, this post is for you:
McClain committed to Nebraska, not coming to USC
Gibson is staying with Minn, not coming to USC
BAW finally decides to pick UGA, likes Mark Richt's house, not coming to USC
Wideman stays with FSU, they bought him a King Air, not coming to USC
Green picks UGA never really considered Carolina, not coming to USC
Lammons likes Madison better than Columbia, not coming to USC
Gladney's transcript doesn't check out, not coming to USC
Caldwell didn't stay in JUCO for 3 semesters, not coming to USC
Sawyer picks Carolina but doesn't qualify, not coming to USC

I think that covers everybody. Have a nice day.....see you Wednesday night.

Finally! The push off the ledge people needed around here.
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So if you are one of folks that always thinks negatively about recruiting, this post is for you:
McClain committed to Nebraska, not coming to USC
Gibson is staying with Minn, not coming to USC
BAW finally decides to pick UGA, likes Mark Richt's house, not coming to USC
Wideman stays with FSU, they bought him a King Air, not coming to USC
Green picks UGA never really considered Carolina, not coming to USC
Lammons likes Madison better than Columbia, not coming to USC
Gladney's transcript doesn't check out, not coming to USC
Caldwell didn't stay in JUCO for 3 semesters, not coming to USC
Sawyer picks Carolina but doesn't qualify, not coming to USC

I think that covers everybody. Have a nice day.....see you Wednesday night.
Thank you! That covers just about everything, so now maybe we won't have to hear from the chicken littles for at least a few hours. Not getting my hopes up though...
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Old 02-03-2014, 09:00 AM   #2265
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You would think 33 wins in the last 3yrs would prove otherwise about our recruiting...let's just all jump shall we?
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:41 AM   #2266
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I saw the coaches and recruits at Saki Tumi on Saturday night. They had a private table. Seemed kind of awkward with that small of a group. The kids seemed to be spending an awful lot of time on their cell phones...but that goes for every teenager nowadays.
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it must be nice to have a good recruiting staff.... Just tired of getting beat on the recruiting side by schools that aren't doing as well as we are. I can only imagine how good we could be if we would consistently land top 10 or top 5 recruiting classes.
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it must be nice to have a good recruiting staff.... Just tired of getting beat on the recruiting side by schools that aren't doing as well as we are. I can only imagine how good we could be if we would consistently land top 10 or top 5 recruiting classes.
For the love of all that is holy can we please at least wait & see who we end up with before writing this crap? We had a great class last year, and probably will again this year. Just wait 2 days then you can whine to your heart's content.
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I saw the coaches and recruits at Saki Tumi on Saturday night. They had a private table. Seemed kind of awkward with that small of a group. The kids seemed to be spending an awful lot of time on their cell phones...but that goes for every teenager nowadays.
Most kids these days literally don't know how to interact with other people in person. They'd rather text someone sitting right next to them than talk. This is especially true when they're interacting with adults.
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Geez. You'd think some of our "fans" would appreciate just how effective our coaches are at their job. Again I point out a study that was done this year. The Lattimore class was ranked number 24 in the nation at their signing. When an analysis was done of who actually enrolled and contributed on the field where it counts our class had risen to 4th in the nation. A great statement on my earlier comment on how effective our coaches are in recruiting, At least let's see how many recruits actually make it in for school in August and most importantly how many contribute to the program before you put down our coaches again.
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Old 02-03-2014, 12:17 PM   #2271
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So a Louisville CB commit flipped to UGA.
Seems like this would sure Green up even more to us.
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For the love of all that is holy can we please at least wait & see who we end up with before writing this crap? We had a great class last year, and probably will again this year. Just wait 2 days then you can whine to your heart's content.
I agree that we should hold off on the whining until after NSD. That said, I'm going to whine a little: wasn't this supposed to be "the greatest class of all time"? When we were all wringing our hands about the 2013 class, everyone said "don't worry, the 2014 class is going to the be the BEST in South Carolina football history." We can obviously close incredibly well, and I know the scholarship restrictions hurt us (as did the "we're taking 17, wait no j/k we're taking 22") but...what had happened?
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Does anyone else have a feeling USC lands a surprise guy on NSD?
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So a Louisville CB commit flipped to UGA.
Seems like this would sure Green up even more to us.
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As long as it isn't a flip flop.
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Does anyone else have a feeling USC lands a surprise guy on NSD?
I can think of Gladney being a possibility but idk if you would consider him a surprise, though he did come onto the radar late.
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Can't think of a recruiting cycle I am more pleased that is ending than this one.
I enjoy recruiting tidbits and trying to uncover any glimmer in which to piece together to figure out who will and will not be future Gamecocks, knowing it's all an exercise in guesswork. I grow increasingly annoyed and tired, however, of opening threads and having to wade through countless, stupid fights instead of recruiting information. A couple of years ago I had never blocked any poster, but now have close to two dozen blocked. Trouble is, half the time someone quotes these same people. Difficult to avoid.

Like others here, I appreciate the effort put forth to keep track of a large subject with a slippery slope, full of land mines. Just hope in the future the trash would be carried out more often. It gets worse each year.
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Can't think of a recruiting cycle I am more pleased that is ending than this one.
I enjoy recruiting tidbits and trying to uncover any glimmer in which to piece together to figure out who will and will not be future Gamecocks, knowing it's all an exercise in guesswork. I grow increasingly annoyed and tired, however, of opening threads and having to wade through countless, stupid fights instead of recruiting information. A couple of years ago I had never blocked any poster, but now have close to two dozen blocked. Trouble is, half the time someone quotes these same people. Difficult to avoid.

Like others here, I appreciate the effort put forth to keep track of a large subject with a slippery slope, full of land mines. Just hope in the future the trash would be carried out more often. It gets worse each year.
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You would think 33 wins in the last 3yrs would prove otherwise about our recruiting...let's just all jump shall we?
An effort to explain the concerns I have and believe some others share, in whole or part, in regards to recruiting to which such statements as this speak against.

I, like many, who express concern with our recruiting acknowlege said concern is relative. It isn't that our recruiting is by any means bad, it is that it has not kept step with the some other elements of the program, leading the way is top 10 on field performance. In state it hasn't neccesarily kept step with the yrs leading to and at the front end of our surge. Given staff's proven development skills stands to reason those skills applied to high board targets might likely evolve to still greater success on field. That point is important.... Yes some occasionally take issue with the failure to offer or greatly pursui this guy or that and interpret such as questioning the staffs judgement. They raise a valid point that I can only counter with the truth, in those instances those with a mind to question are. The far greater point is that most of these prospects we do not sign are not because we did not offer, not because we did not truly desire thier signature. These prospects were those highest on OUR staff board. We all celebrate when we obtain such signatures yet those of us who believe a greater emphasis on recruiting may earn still more of such signatures are often called out as counter to staff.

MHO is that our 3 primary elements of coaching... SS and staff lead the way. The clear 1rst strenth is yr round player development. I would place weekly game prep second and the game day x&os third
Next set I probably place our greatly improved development of the player as a citizen, student, teammate, allowing players to suit up. Tho we still have some issues, not as many recent roster limitations due to suspentions, legal malfunctions, academic ineligibilty , substance use, destrucive behavior, etc.
Somewhere after place such as facilities (tho improving quickly) recruiting on the front end (signing recruits highest on OUR STAFF'S board), support recruiting components such as emphasis and success on such as instate top 10-15. legacy players, local cola area kids and walk on program (showing potential and improving strenth recently). Look back into the recent past to when such success was climbing and the benifitts gained can reasonably lead to conclude that had we continued increasing instate domonance said benifitts would have continued to increase.

Recruiting budget, speed and conditioning, and back end recruiting bring up the rear (those eligible for draft but with remaining eligibility electing to go pro vs stay and improve draft standing). SS (as I interpret) himself has, since day one, emphasis he believes likely first rounders should go pro, prognosed mid rounders and below should absolutely stay. Maybe not as clear on on 2nd rounders but I interprete his stance to be they more likely or at least as likely as not stay. We have many examples of those who did stay improving their lot and of those who choose to leave as late picks having short stays in the league, granted only God knows if staying would certainly have aided thier league run but it seems likely. To b fair we also have examples like Captain who went early, drafted late and who have done well. These appear in the minority.

I'm sure I have left out components both strong and not. Many of you are far more in the know.
This is simply a respectfull effort to explain the position of at least one who remains on the " further recruiting emphasis could lead to on field benifitt". WVP
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BAW - Stays
Green - USC
Lammons - USC
Wideman - Flips


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Gladney - Toss Up
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