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Discussion in 'Main Sports Forum' started by Musclepug, Jan 6, 2019.
We have two tranfers ready but one is really OLB size.
Alabama is at 27. Unless they plan on processing a ton of kids they don’t have room for Pickering. I think he stays at MSU
Honestly, we don't "need" any grad transfer DL's. I'd take a sophomore who has to sit out next year, but that's if we can't land a HS kid. We need freshman DL for the future of the team, not for 2019 or 2020, but for 2021 and beyond. I can't see any way Lang stays at TE, unless he's just lighting it up. I wouldn't be surprised to see one of the 7 true freshman OL's take some snaps this year at DT also. Hopefully we get at least one more big-body DL in this class and it won't be as big of an issue.
Do we have any secret silent commits? Asking for a mule-like friend.
We need DTs, ILBs, and Safeties...
I am not too worried about 2020 and beyond...This staff seems to be well ahead of the game. You may forget, some of the HS kids come into college with 1-2 years credit already. Some of these Grad Transfers have 2-3 years left.
I do agree w/ you on the grad transfers helping. But honestly, you should be worried. That's how you build a championship program - signing HS studs. Adding a transfer/grad transfer/juco is a bandaid fix. It fills holes in the roster (usually from poor recruiting and/or recruiting misses from previous seasons). In all honesty, a freshman class shouldn't produce very many productive players - IF you have a solid roster. So, missing on freshman DL's will/could put us in a hole in 2021 and beyond. You are right that grad transfers have changed things...but we could end up w/ a Mason Halter or Austin Appleby next time rather than an Adam Shuler type player. I'd rather see us reach our recruiting goals each class and develop a HS kid. This thread asked "what do we still need", and that's what I was trying to answer.
Brother, I am not worried about Mullen in 2020 because he is far ahead in obtaining Talent for 2020. I think this trend will just get better. And for y'all who think Coach "O" at LSU is a corn dog eating buffoon...have you seen his recruiting? Like I said, they love the guy.
So far has CDM taken any transfers other Jefferson, Grimes, & Shuler? While I generally agree with your post, CDM went 3 for 3 on those transfers, so for me he gets the benefit of the doubt for a while.
So you're saying you'd rather just hope that we get grad transfers vs. signing elite HS talent AND hope that those transfers pan out? Again, I get it - you want to "trust the coaches". But at the end of the day ask yourself: is this how Clemson & Alabama are building their rosters? Is this how championship teams build championship rosters? Again, this thread asks "What do we still need" - and we don't "need" grad transfers. Those are short term gaps. We're not hurting for 2019. We need stud HS DL's in this class for the long-term future of the program (and in CFB, "long-term" usually means 2 to 4 years down the line since kids can only play 4 to 5 years). Grad transfers are a bandaid fix - and we don't "need" them next season.
Well... it seems all of our silent commits, except Steele, non-silently committed to other places.
I don't think we have any inside linebackers even on our board. not much interest in (real) defensive tackles either. at this point I'm beginning to think it's a coaching decision to play small.
No, that's why I said I generally agreed with your post. Prior to this year, I don't really remember any recent transfers (non-JUCO) who panned out - though I liked Appleby's attitude, even if his talent wasn't what was needed. So I have been generally against it. The #1 method for filling the roster should always be through adding HS recruits. (And we absolutely need stud HS DLs in the incoming class) I only meant that if CDM feels he needs to add a few veteran transfers to make up for the prior regimes recruiting failures, to shore up the line up while the younger guys are developing, then based on his track record, I am not going to complain. Just like JUCOs, it is a temporary fix, so if he adds a bunch, and if it is at the expense of a roster spot for an elite incoming Fr., then it will be a recipe for failure. I completely agree that long term success will only come the way Bama & Clemson are doing it. As for "need," I do expect the HC has the best knowledge, or at least better than mine, of what his roster needs. BTW - The last two HCs have made me very skeptical of ever just "trusting the coaches." Or at least, probably for a long time.
That has worked out so well for us in the past....
Big game Friday night, Broward/ Dade allstar game, do we have any recruits playing?
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Hmmmm.... Ole Spivey doesnt like our odds w Fuller or anyone else really.
Good ole fat Spivey.
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