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  1. gators4224

    gators4224 Well-Known Member

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    Get ready gators, our football team is about to close STRONG on signing day. We have so many top prospects visiting and guys cb'd to us. We will end up with a great class addressing our positions of need and gain much needed depth at EVERY position. It's great to have a head coach who understands what needs to be done and has the foresight to fix problems when they arise instead of meandering around doing nothing.
     
    • Bernardo de la Paz

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      • MidwestChomp

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        • GatorInKnox

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          This will go over well.
           
          • Gulfstream

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            • GatorStud

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              The sad state of gridiron Gator life in my mind makes getting a couple, two-three jaw dropping enrollments or 'about damn time coaching changes' a near nirvana experience for my off season... :waiting:
               
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            • soflagator

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              I'm all for closing strong, and am still somewhat optimistic. That said, this entire premise--and strategy, if true--is flawed on many levels. For one thing, we've heard this same rhetoric the past two classes, only to limp through NSD while our rivals load up on talent. But even if it happens the way some project, it completely goes against the notion of building momentum, which is typically associated with a strong class. While guys like Meyer, Saban, Fisher, etc may have big signing days, it's usually a case of jumping from Top 5-land to competing for the top spot. This gameplan, which again is speculative at best, honestly makes no sense. Rarely if ever does a team spend 90% of the recruiting period flailing and attracting little top attention, to the point that they're called out by national media, only to close huge on NSD. It's just not how it works. Players want to join a train that's gaining momentum and has key players that will be difference makers at the next level (see 2006 class). That simply doesn't happen all at once on NSD.

              I'd actually be even less optimistic (though not shocked at this point) if this turns out to be the case. Similar to our "decisions/hats" strategy last year, which was as amateur hour as it gets. Mac and Co need to stop attempting to reinvent the wheel, and simply do what history shows works.

              Again though, hoping for the best.
               
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              • CapitalGator02

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                In addition to causing erectile dysfunction and not operating heavy machinery, avoiding message boards while under the influence of Ambien should also be added to their warning list.
                 
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                • Jbossgator8

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                  There is going to be a riot on these boards IF we actually do finish strong and get 23-26 recruits and finish in the top 10. Its almost like alot of board members WANT us to limp to the finish line and bomb out with 18 recruits and finish #16 or something lower...
                   
                  • playzwtrux

                    playzwtrux Wait,... what?

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                    truth of the matter is that recruiting has been horrible and the only prospects that haven't committed yet already know where they're going, they're just not telling anyone yet (media/recruiting services). It's highly unlikely that they will flip this late in the game because there isn't enough time in a 3 week period leading up to NSD to create the necessary relationship to close them. those commits are just taking free trips around the country.
                     
                    • Gator98MD

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                      since you are clairvoyant, can you also tell me the winning power ball numbers?
                       
                    • Bernardo de la Paz

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                      There will be some relief, but I wouldn't expect a lot of celebrating.

                      There was a time when finishing outside of the top 5 was unusual.
                       
                      • ExecutiveGator

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                        I hope the optimsim proves true.

                        But, history has shown that this class will fall flat and be the death sentence for the current staff.

                        Either way, should be a lot of fun watching the fireworks between the pumpers and the doomsdayers.
                         
                      • RocketCityGator

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                        I just have to assume that this is sarcasm.
                         
                        • ATXGator

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                          I would love to be positive, but I haven't seen anything that makes me believe this is true. I hope it is, but I am not getting my hopes up
                           
                          • jdh5484

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                            Nine more days.
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                          • Jay26

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                            I'm ready.....

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                            • Swamp Donkey

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                              That would be much nicer than 15 recruits but we re going to need about 29-30.
                               
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