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Not saying I agree with this, but here's the link. FWIW, I know I've been tough on Bleacher Report in the past, but this is part of their "new" editorial team and I work closely with those guys on video projects and other items.
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They must be reading our board, they agree with our board members that Spurrier's recruiting at USC has been "underwhelming".
Whichever way you slice it, Spurrier has brought in the guys that won 30 games for us over the last 3 seasons. Something is working
This post was edited by joetheogre 16 months ago
Really? Are you trying to be funny or is this a serious post?
That's because he's one of the best coaches in history. If he could recruit we would have been in ATL the last 2 years.
It's all subjective, but I'd probably move Spurrier up one from where they rank him and move Muschamp, Richt, and Freeze down a notch each. The most interesting aspect of the story is that not one of the four new coaches is given much respect re recruiting.
No question Vandy and A&M have been tearing it up recruiting, Vandy in respect to what they traditionally do and A&M period.
It's going to be interesting to see how well the SEC rookie coaches do recruiting. Freeze has exceeded expectations thus far. Which of this year's four SEC rookies will, if any?
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Horrible recruiter missing out on the likes of JD Clowney, Lattimore, Alshon Jeffrey, Stephon Gilmore, etc.......
Not sure if you are being sarcastic or not, but if you aren't I completely disagree. Georgia has gone to Atlanta the last two years and the Gamecocks scored 45 points in Athens to win in 2011 and blew the Bulldogs out 35-7 this year.
Talent wasn't the issue vs. Auburn last year. Turnovers, quarterback issues and a dysfunctional offense were. Talent certainly wasn't the issue at Arkansas last year. The inability to stop the Razorbacks or have any sort of plan that could stop Petrino, Wilson, et. all was.
Talent wasn't the issue at LSU. When you are up 14-10 on the road in that environment and you have Marcus Lattimore, you usually do not pass 20 of the last 22 plays.
Talent wasn't the issue at Florida. Fumbling was.
So that's four losses in two years against Auburn and at Arkansas (2011), at LSU (2011) and at Florida (2011). If UGA had played the Hawgs in Fayetteville instead of Ole Miss in 2011, USC would have been in Atlanta. If UGA had played at LSU this year, chances are (chances are, now), USC would have been in Atlanta.
So the talent level at South Carolina is enough to win the SEC East and has little to do with not getting to the Georgia Dome in 2011 and 2012. The schedule and some straight up bad games have been costly.
I'm still trying to figure out the "pedestrian" recruiting part. The class rankings have been good or great, the results have been great, and most importantly USC now has real depth at most positions.
Apparently this guy thinks the recruiting rating services are the last word. It's been pretty clear by our recent performance that Spurrier has recruited very well even if he chose some players that the services were not all that impressed with. I'd say that's more of an indictment of them than Spurrier.
Why weren't we any good from 05-09 then? I don't think Spurrier became a better coach. He upgraded and starting bringing in top talent, regardless of whether is was heralded or not.
Also, talent has hardly cost us the SEC the last two seasons. Mostly just mistakes and bad luck
For the most part we've finished in the SEC standings about where we finish in the SEC recruiting rankings.
Yep, some of us will have to settle for winning on the field. It sucks, I know.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
Well done JC
Two grand boys, Two state championships. 5-peat USC
I'm going to have to agree with you there.
You can't see! I can't see! All that matters is can the f*&%ing horse see! That's a raid!
The only problem is that Bama, LSU, Florida... They get those equally talented guys (or damn close to equal) every year... Not once every few years.
JC, is this based on star rankings before they actually play a down or based on what the talent pans out to be? Huge difference and I think we've been great at identifying talent that others haven't. It's funny that Hugh Freeze is ranked ahead of Spurrier because he MIGHT land the #1 recruit. What a joke. I think we had 6 players drafted last year and 7 in 2010. Wonder how many of those ranked ahead of Spurrier can say they had 13 players drafted in just the last two years?
Most of our good players had good offers.
A lot of the good players at neighboring SEC schools had an offer from us.
8th is being generous IMO.
Thanks for bringing sanity and reality to the discussion JC.
Spurrier really isn't the one bringing them in though; that's the point. I'm surprised he's ranked as good as he is quite frankly.
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