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Exactly Stallion. Something has already changed to allow him to recruit juco players. He is now openly recruiting them. The juco WR Chase has already committed. He is openly going after a juco QB. Obviously in the past this was not the policy. The policy seems to have changed.
There is a difference in JUCO players who were not good enough to get a Division 1 offer and JUCO players who were good enough but did not qualify academically. Bennett wants the ones who were good enough but did not qualify academically, i.e., K-State. Most of our opponents in football and basketball whip our asses with JUCO's who did not qualify academically but are great players. Division II will be here before you know it.
Let's say we had three JUCO's join us this year. One OL, one DL, and one QB, how many more wins would we have had this year? Okay let go up to five JUCO's. One OL, One DL, one QB, one LB, one CB. How many more wins would we have? Now for each JUCO added subtract one freshman from this year's team. Who would you not have taken? I suspect with a serviceable QB and a good OL, we might have gotten two wins this year. If you add a DL/CB you might add another win. So 3-7 vs. 0-10. Big whup. Those five freshman will give us three to four good years and I would rather have the chance at a 9-3 season three years from now, but for the fact that we used up JUCO eligibility instead of getting three wins this year. Also, I don't think anyone thought Bartel would have a bad a start as he had. That being said, I hope we do add some JUCO's this year to fill in holes. I'd like to see a QB and some OL help in particular. BTW to the poster who said we need big DUMB offensive linemen, should rethink that. I remember some very talented offensive linemen during the Hayden Fry era that majored in engineering. In fact I'd rather have a big smart engineering major offensive lineman, because he might read the blitz.
"Student Athletes, so that's what you call your slaves" - Eric Cartman 2011
some of you guys are hilarious-the Bennett Bandwagon will be sitting in a ditch in 3 years if some immediate help doesn't arrive to show progress-which is exactly what happened to Mike Cavan nice recruiting start.
Forrest, Tom, Mike Cavan and Phil "didn't have a chance to win...The system was not set up to win. I really think I'm the only Coach since the Death Penalty that's been given an opportunity to truly be on a level playing field" Coach June Jones
Look, it's 7 years ago. Different coach, different AD, same president. Same problems.
"I think Couchem is right."
Here's an insight into the real difference. At TCU, athletes are awakened about ten AM each morning by coeds bringing in hot chocolate, orange juice, bacon and eggs. After a quick massage, athletes head to the Rec center for a swim, and then by Admissions office where they sign off on a declaration that they were in class all day. Lunch, then a free afternoon when they can leave in their Ferraris for a movie, back for filets and lobster for dinner, then entertainment by a new cadre of coeds. Free time to use their complimentary iPads, beer and pizza about nine-thirty, then absolutely enforced bedtime by 11:30. At SMU, on instructions from President Turner, athletes are awakened by alarm clocks at six AM, up for calisthenics and oatmeal until eight, then classes in nuclear physics, Shakespearean english and advanced accounting until noon. Argula and rhubarb salad for lunch, then an hour or two of picking up garbage around the campus, a two hour nap time, classes in advanced anthropology and Chineese, Kraft dinner and bologna for evening meal, Bible study and devotionals until nine, required calls home to chat with family, and bedtime at nine-thirty. If the NCAA just knew about this, somebody's head would roll.
Dementia is a serious malady...seek help!
The mind is a terrible thing to waste.
For having a degree that you guys all self-describe as "better" than mine, you sure seem to have trouble reading a basic list. Non-AQ schools for the 2010 class on Rivals:
#52 Fresno State
#53 Southern Miss
#58 Colorado State
#73 San Diego State
http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/r ... 10/all/all
Where on EARTH did you get the idea that Rivals called your last recruiting class the best in the nation for non-AQs? Did you just make it up? Is it all part of the groupthink around here that nobody has corrected this loony-tune?
Hey, Rich Daddy's Boys.....time to start living in reality!!!
until the bottom of the first page, i thought this was a current thread. man, things don't change too much.
Derail the Frogs!
j_bowling's last post was Nov 14, 2003 (yes one day after the infamous post you cite). I doubt he will even see your post, much less respond to your query. I am sure checking a date isn’t a skill some consider important particularly if it might interfere with the latest imbecilic rant.
As to group think, perhaps we all had the delusion in 2003 of grandeur to come, but now we are a bit more realistic (though, as I am sure, you have noticed some on this thread were well aware of the coming problems).
I would ask that you recognize that a few of us are no long rich daddy's boys but the rich boys' daddies. Thank you.
Check out SMU's degree in Applied Physiology and Sport Management in the Annette Caldwell Simmons School of Education and Human Development.
Most of us are aware of the changes that have taken place over the last 7 years sincethis thread originally started but it is always refreshing to be reminded of the progress made.
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