Recruiting 2020 Recruiting Thread: Mullen reels in 6’4, 250lb LB Transfer 5* Brenton Cox

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    Thanks for the stats.

    But that 2000 class was the most overrated class of all time.
    Florida 2000 Football Commits

    As I recall the 1993 class was largely a bust, Fred Weary being a notable exception.
     
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      Demand greatness? On a message board? Cmon.

      Do you believe SOS or Meyer walked into similar situations to Mullen? Or does that not matter?
       
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        this is silly. We competed this year. We were one CB away from going 4 qtrs toe to toe with them.
         
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        SOS was on probation, had severe recruiting restrictions, and scholarship reductions. He immediately went to work and landed top classes despite the scholarship limits. Mullins did not inherit that.

        The situation inherited doesnt matters at all if you arent recruiting at an elite level and building a championship contender.

        BTW, by next year Mullins owns 75 of the roster. These excuses are gone by then.
         
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          SOS went 1-2 against ranked teams his first year, Mullen went 3-1. SOS went undefeated against unranked teams where Mullen lost 2. It's just childish to only look at the end result imo. I think it's pretty important to see how you get there. But then it's much more difficult to compare situations.

          Recruiting at an elite level and building a championship contender? That's just personal opinion. What determines elite level recruiting? Who determines if a contender is being built?
           
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            We’ve had plenty of 5 star busts....give me a guy that can develop his recruits into NFL picks any day. Mullen didn’t just fall off the watermelon wagon....
             
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              He fell off the 33-39 wagon.
               
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                “And while Mullen didn’t work with Stricklin at Florida, Stricklin, who came last year from Mississippi State, was Mullen’s boss in Starkville. Stricklin, a Mississippi State alum, understands the degree of difficulty at his alma mater. That’s why Mullen’s 69–46 (33–39 SEC) career record doesn’t bother Stricklin. Mullen always had the Bulldogs outpunching their weight class. If a coach can make the Gators outpunch their weight class, he can win national titles.”
                 
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                  Does this mean that Mullins isn't Spurrier? Who knew?
                   
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                      Swonkey can do bad all by hisself....
                       
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                        Imo an elite level recruiter wins the battles that mean something (Bowman) is a great example. Bowman was an highly elite Rb who was looking at us and Clemson. We took 3 of his teammates last year and Mullen still couldn't close the deal. I get that there are things that make that happen but 3 years from now when our facilities are equal to it's no excuse anymore.

                        An elite recruiter also has a better 3 to 4 star ratio than Mullen has been pulling. They also pull way more top 150 players than Mullen has pulled. I'd be happy with 7 top 100 players and 16 top 250 with at least 1 5* a year. That's not asking much, that's recruiting on par with the elite recruiters
                         
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                        The end result is the only thing that matters. Everything else is just noise.
                         
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                          Or given that UF had a coaching change after the 2001 season, perhaps this class was one of the most under coached class of all time. The coaching UF provided them as JRs and SRs was radically different than the coaching they signed up for.
                           
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                            Henderson and Marks both in!
                             
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                              Good point. We certainly saw the flip side of that on the other end when Meyer took Zook’s holdovers and almost to a man radically improved them.

                              And we’re seeing it now.
                               
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                                And we were fortunate to catch SC with walk on DBs, F$U at their 40+-year worst, and Michigan disinterested and without several star players. Taking the season as a whole, we wound up well and with a long way to go.

                                We’re clearly making progress. Everything is better and moving in the right direction. But it’s a short slip from 10-3 to 8-5, and restoring our brand to the top tier is a much tougher climb than getting back to the top 10. I see a whole lot in CDM’s organization and approach that gives me hope, but he does need every scrap of talent + development + gameplay/game day he can muster to get there.
                                 
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                                  Now that you put it in those words...I'm stepping back, and in recent memory can't find anyone that comes close.
                                   
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                                  :lmao2: :lmao2: :lmao2:
                                  Moral victory almost competed status again.

                                  You were celebrating when Butters scored that one offensive TD vs Trailerbammer and almost scored once vs Clowntown, werent you?

                                  Recruiting is the lifeblood of the program period. Take away Fred Taylor, James Bates, Ike Hilliard from 96 and we arent champions. Take away Leak, Percy, Tebow, and Spikes (and those fifty other bluechippers, even Zook ones) from 06 and 08 and we arent champions, PERIOD.

                                  Saban and those other elite coaches (no, not Shart) know how to develop their 4 and 5 stars too, you know.
                                   
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                                    Everyone around here that thinks we should get any kid that goes to Lakeland is fooling themselves.....this is not the reality and has been made up by us fans and these are words coming from the staff. Yes there is still a small chance we get Bowman but Clemson is a better situation for him and it has nothing to do with our staff. Etienne departs after this season and the backfield is his for the next 3 years, thats not the case with our stable!
                                     

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