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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby mrydel » Wed Aug 22, 2018 1:47 pm

Pony81 wrote:Ummm.... isn’t Notre Dame in Indiana?

And Purdue
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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby MustangFan » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:20 pm

SoCal_Pony wrote:To quote a famous American, Waco and Lubbock are 'crap holes'. Stillwater can't be much better, I wouldn't know, I have no desire to visit there. Fort Worth is better but it's still Cowtown. That's a huge advantage to UT.

Waco and Lubbock are as you describe, and so is Stillwater and Fort Worth. As for the Big 10, Ann Arbor is awesome. State College (PA) is awful. West Lafayette (Purdue) is actually a nice town, which surprised me. Evanston (Northwestern) is a great place. Bloomington (Ind.) feels like it should be a great place, but it's not. Not a place to visit and sure wouldn't live there.
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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby smupony94 » Sat Aug 25, 2018 12:45 pm

I hope our AD is watching our basketball recruiting
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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby Rebel10 » Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:22 am

gostangs wrote:One word - Stillwater.


Rofl. :lol:

Stillwater is probably not the best place in the world for sure. Lol. But in recruiting I think people put way too much emphasis on the city that the school is located in rather than other factors. I don’t think Tuscaloosa Alabama is the best place in the world either but they get the best classes year in and year out. I think Jimbo Fischer at aTm has the best class in the country coming in this year and College Station is not Austin. And Baton Rouge is not Dallas lol. Like it or not the city is not something that recruits place the most emphasis on in their decision. Just the cold hard facts.
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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby Charleston Pony » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:53 am

And those who are surprised that kids pick small college towns over big cities like Dallas could not possibly understand how top recruits are attracted to a place like Clemson, SC.
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Re: OSU AD not happy with their level of recruiting

Postby tristatecoog » Mon Sep 10, 2018 12:27 pm

ponyboy wrote:Below are rankings, best football team to worst, for the SEC last season. In parentheses are the ranking of the college town, based on this voting panel:

Tim Brando, FOX Sports
Dari Nowkhah, SEC Network
Tony Barnhart, AJC/SEC Net
Zac Ellis, Sports Illustrated
Chris Low, ESPN
Wes Rucker, 247Sports
Laura Rutledge, SEC Network
Chad Withrow, 104.5 The Zone-Nashville
Kayce Smith, ESPN/SEC Net
Seth Emerson, Macon Telegraph
Josh Ward, WNML-Knoxville
Braden Gall, Athlon Sports/SiriusXM


1. Alabama, Tuscaloosa (6)
2. Georgia, Athens, GA (2)
3. Auburn, Auburn, AL (7)
4. Miss State, Starkville (14)
5. LSU, Baton Rouge (5)
6. South Carolina, Columbia (13)
7. A&M, College Station (10)
8. Missouri, Columbia, MO (8)
9. Ole Miss, Oxford (3)
10. Kentucky, Lexington (9)
11. Florida, Gainesville (11)
12. Arkansas, Fayetteville (12)
13. Vanderbilt, Nashville (1)
14. Tennessee, Knoxville (4)

As regards this data set, there is a very slight negative correlation (corr coefficient: -0.05) in terms of how nice the town is compared to how good the football team is.


Funny that people in Dallas say that Fayetteville is beautiful. Also funny that two cities in the same state get such divergent ratings. Guess Starkville is like EMCC from Last Chance U. Only 50 miles away.

Probably have to take long term success (not just 2017) as dependent variable and AD spending and city desirability as potential indep variables.
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