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Old 08-21-2014, 02:58 PM   #81
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Based off his twitter and Instagram he doesn't claim a particular a girl as his gf, so your theory is entertaining but unlikely.

I think he was just lollygaggin or playing johnny grabass etc and spurs trying to get him in line since were 7days out. I don't like it if that's the case because chris low and some other reporters were tweeting speculations, most seem to believe wer're pulling billichik and manipulating possible injury news.
Oh, I admit my theory is just speculation. However, if a player wants to be out with SM the way MD does, I think it is fair game for us to speculate about what he means.

I do also agree that SOS is attempting to motivate Mike. Although the HBC claims he does not tweet, etc., I think he likely has ways to know what is going on with his players. Therefore, I think it possible his remarks about MD were partially in response to Mike's tweeting the day and night before, especially since he has been missing practice due to an injury. Again, this is wild speculation.

Side issue: the media complained that there was no press interviews last night after practice. Any insight on why SOS did not make the coaches and players available yesterday?

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I can hardly express how much it bothers me that the words tweeter and instagrammer exist.

My point is no matter how funny or whatever you and others find his tweets, those never make the news. He can do whatever he wants when he's in the NFL to build his brand, but now while his actions and words are a direct reflection of USC I just feel it's best to keep quiet.

Wasn't it last year he got a bunch of crap from fans on twitter too about fumbling and responded? I remember something to that effect.
I could not disagree with you more.

The players here have a great opportunity, if they want, to learn how to use social media to build their brand while at USC. In fact, we do a great job of teaching this to our players. It is an opportunity that sets us apart from other programs in the SEC. We acknowledge and respect our players brand. Brand building is hugely important. Especially if you end up being a professional.
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I think players weren't available bc there was an incident at the wal mart in west cola
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Spurrier didn't say he might not play nor did he say he might not be available. He said he might not start. Big difference
LOL! Spurrier semantics! He ain't afraid to throw out a bone to the media.
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according to twitter Davis is back practicing fully today...like most people said, there's nothing to see here. He will be ready in a week
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I could not disagree with you more.

The players here have a great opportunity, if they want, to learn how to use social media to build their brand while at USC. In fact, we do a great job of teaching this to our players. It is an opportunity that sets us apart from other programs in the SEC. We acknowledge and respect our players brand. Brand building is hugely important. Especially if you end up being a professional.
I see where you are coming from, the players name and personality is his brand etc. maybe I'm na´ve, but I can't see anyone other than media covering college football and gamecock fans following the twitting of Davis. Thus, fans who he would have otherwise and media stories off his twitter are all he will gain. The media doesn't run with positive stories, only negative so I don't see what's to gain there.

Clowney didn't get anymore endorsement money because of this twitter following and I doubt Davis will either. I just seems to me at this stage in their career it's more of a liability than a benefit.

However, if the rules change and college players can actually make money with their own image during their college career then I change my stance.
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I see where you are coming from, the players name and personality is his brand etc. maybe I'm na´ve, but I can't see anyone other than media covering college football and gamecock fans following the twitting of Davis. Thus, fans who he would have otherwise and media stories off his twitter are all he will gain. The media doesn't run with positive stories, only negative so I don't see what's to gain there.

Clowney didn't get anymore endorsement money because of this twitter following and I doubt Davis will either. I just seems to me at this stage in their career it's more of a liability than a benefit.

However, if the rules change and college players can actually make money with their own image during their college career then I change my stance.
The thing is it is a potential asset to be built with a social media following. So, while it may not payoff during their school days, it can be valuable for them later. Done right, the player is creating a network and a brand that has real value, especially if he becomes a professional football player with possible endorsement deals.

Even if you do not go on to play professional sports after a football career at Carolina, a player can leverage his brand to find a good job, enhance his professional standing in your chosen field, and be a valuable marketing asset for an employer. Social media now is not just tweeting out your status and pictures of cats. It is a science used for professional networking. Gamecock football players have a leg up on other students because they will be well known.
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Mike davis is def trying to build his brand through social media, which is very smart. Rbs have short shelf lives in the nfl, mike knows this first hand. I think he's trying to set himself up for job in front the camera, most of his tweets/post are comical in nature, he retweets and responds to fans, and he is a very likeable guy. Watch his post games he's great, reporters love him (hence why espn was retweeting him last night after spurrier made those comments).
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LOL! Spurrier semantics! He ain't afraid to throw out a bone to the media.
It doesn't sound like semantics. I think this guy is far from 100%, but Spurrier is worried about installation and wants him involved. Spurrier is probably watching Bama and Auburn tape against A&M. Those two teams modified their offenses specifically for A&M, going hurry up to try to match the scoring output by A&M. Auburn actually went as far to also "doctor" their game tape. It later was called out later by Arkansas and they were "warned" internally by the SEC head office.
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Sucks he is injured. Hope he heals well.
How are the back ups? I have heard Wilds mentioned as someone that is servicable, any other insight on him?

I would be more worried about Williams taking one the distance, correct me if I'm wrong cockytalk, but isn't David 2nd or 3rd fastest player on the team as well?
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MD is a baller that's always going to be playing through an injury of some kind.
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It doesn't sound like semantics. I think this guy is far from 100%, but Spurrier is worried about installation and wants him involved. Spurrier is probably watching Bama and Auburn tape against A&M. Those two teams modified their offenses specifically for A&M, going hurry up to try to match the scoring output by A&M. Auburn actually went as far to also "doctor" their game tape. It later was called out later by Arkansas and they were "warned" internally by the SEC head office.
Serious question for evanaggie, aggie96, and attqb whatever, are all your fans this dense? Aside from you 3 I get the feeling that most aggie fans that come on this board started watching/following college football 2 yrs ago.
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Serious question for evanaggie, aggie96, and attqb whatever, are all your fans this dense? Aside from you 3 I get the feeling that most aggie fans that come on this board started watching/following college football 2 yrs ago.
Chill98 is about as dense as they come. Check out his comment (has to be the same person, first comment on story) on this link to a Saturday Down South article, where he explains how he evaluates talent. His method is to color code the charts of both teams based on star rating as a recruit, which obviously allows him to get a quick overall feel of each teams talent. He has come to the conclusion that aTm is better than USC at every position as a group using rankings that haven't been updated or relevant since the player stepped foot on a college campus. Genius, I tell you...

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To say other than the 3 of us all Aggie fans just started watching football 2 years ago is a bit of a stretch...



Recruiting stars are relevant for recruiting classes and raw talent and that is about it. Think of it as being similar to the potential that draft picks have in the NFL. The biggest difference is that in the pros, those that don't get drafted rarely get the opportunity to show what they have because of the money involved in the guys that do get drafted.

Recruiting certainly matters because you don't see any teams just going out trying to fill up with nothing but 3* players (unless they have no choice a la t-sips)

I will say this, the top 5* guys (best in their positions typically) are usually not busts and most of the time you have a smaller margin of error there. But that doesn't mean that the 3* kids don't do well and have potential as well, the margin of error there is hard to peg. The key is to develop those kids and build a team where you are able to just reload every year because you have such a big pool of raw talent. I would be willing to bet that there are more 3* guys that do better than expected, than there are 5* guys that flop. So if you have several loaded recruiting classes in a row it certainly helps, couple that with a coach that develops them and look out. (See Bama)

I like seeing the 5* guys get picked up by my team because they typically aren't misses, but I will be happy to take another 3* QB from Kerrville, Texas with some moxy and flash if it turns out like last time
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Recruiting stars are relevant for recruiting classes and raw talent and that is about it.
I agree with much of what you said, but this sentence in particular. Those ratings mean nothing once they step foot on campus, because it isn't a given that each player will play to their rating. To base your opinion of which position group is better than others, based on AVG star ratings, is just dumb. Like you said, if aTm had determined playing time by star rating, we would never have heard of JFF.

Of course a team of five stars would be great, but there is more to it than just that. You're right that development plays a big part too in your players and roster, and some coaches and programs are better at it than others. You can bring in all the raw talent in the world but if you can't do shyte with it then it doesn't matter. We have done a really good job of this lately and have put quite a few players in the NFL, all while getting only two five stars (Clowney & Lattimore).

I can't wait for this season to start so we can stop talking about this and let the on field results speak for itself.
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If I were an A&M fan I would want them to ditch the bevel on the "T".

Go to a dark background with white letters and put crossed swords in between the "T" and the other letters.

The bevel looks lame.
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If I were an A&M fan I would want them to ditch the bevel on the "T".

Go to a dark background with white letters and put crossed swords in between the "T" and the other letters.

The bevel looks lame.
Don't get me started on the Bevel...

That is a big funny topic over on our site. Kind of like the old Miller Lite Commercials "Taste Great!!! Less Filling!!!" or Arabs arguing over 1 hump camels or 2 humpers...
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Serious question for evanaggie, aggie96, and attqb whatever, are all your fans this dense? Aside from you 3 I get the feeling that most aggie fans that come on this board started watching/following college football 2 yrs ago.

It is easy to forget that fans is short for fanatics. I think all fan bases have a bunch of but jobs and sun shine punpers that won't accept reality.

There are a lot of "fans" that were created out of thin air during and after the johnny show. I remember one guy in particular at one of our games having a number 2 shirt standing in line for autographs from Christine michael and damontre moore without having a clue who either were. I don't like those fans and wish they'd stick to TU.


Similarly, there are USC fans that expect this game to be 50 to 10. ..... really?
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I guess you Aggie fans will notice how many on here frequently hijack threads instead of PMing or starting their own.

By the way, Davis is stated by the team to be ready for Thursday's game.
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I swear, the number of fans freaking out over Spurrier's comments on Davis is hilarious.

All of you that have taken his comments and ran with them should feel silly.
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