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....is what it looks like. Damn, we are having a rough signing day.
"Because Bama now sucks just like FSU used to suck when we were getting dominated by OU. Does it make sense now?"- Sliger (FSU Fan)
Yep.....Ranked 7th in the SEC....but kudos to the kids that are coming to Ga.
Huge get for us, 4 Big Time DT's in this class. Coach Boom gets it, wow!! I love Muschamp.
Winningest Program in College Football since 1990!
Please go take a look at the LOI we have received so far today. Lulz......
at calling Darious Cummings big time
He is as small time as it gets
fsufsu said... I've got about 10 great stories on Lane but all you need to know is he will never be a loser, that's for sure.
I don't know what team you pull for.
But we have gotten our asses hand to us today. You can't say that on BOL because they are so insecure they have to make excuses as to why kids went elsewhere- but it's the truth. We got our asses handed to us. All our projections were terrible and nobody was right. We are now scrambling to take a punter. My BOL brethren are also scrambling to eat each other alive. Policy dictates there has to be a sacrificial goat. It's actually pretty entertaining really.
So is Matthew Thomas.
Funny, but Cummings literally sucks
He is small, and a total pussy and how he got 4 stars is amazing to me
I bet any Gator that wants some action that he won't last at UF, no way
Valentine is better than him right now and he is still a junior in high school
hahahah honestly I have never even seen him play one down of football so you can be right considering he was at FSU for a little. I am just happy UF got Bostwick, Reed, and Brantley just in case Cummings does suck.
Great point, completely agree!
You need to step away from the computer. Nobody that has followed recruiting long enough thought we were getting Connor, Tunsil, or Vanderdoes. We didn't want Bell. So I'm not sure why we are having a rough signing day. We are going to land Liner, Robinson, and Kamara.
The only one you can say we "lost" is Reed, and that's likely because we slow played him like we did.
It's almost like we aren't signing the #1 class, again.
3 big time
and one depth builder
No doubt, your DT class is good
I just don't wanna hear that Cummings is big time, wasn't you who said it though so you cool on this topic
Agree with all of this. If we don't get Vanderdoes then we fvcked up big time.
Not when the people who do this for a living had us with a much better chance that most. I expected to get Vanderdoes, Connor, Reed, Poggi, Bell, Cunningham, someone. We have been told for a month we have been turning big time guys down because we had guys beating down the doors to sign. Now, either the info is/was crap pr they are lying (which I'm starting to think they just might be) or we fvcked up. You don't poach a punter from OSU on SD and call it a successful day. We already had the others. Great class, shit day. That is a fact. not an opinion.
I know what they were saying. But you've followed recruiting long enough. Aside from Reed, did you really think we had Connor or Vanderhoes? I know we were trending with both, but I absolutely expected to miss on all of them. I didn't really think it was that close, though I don't have the info they do.
We didn't want Bell, Poggi, or Cunningham. I don't even know how many spots we really had to work with. My guess is once they figured out they were missing on guys they said we can either get a guy at the top of his position (the punter) this year and not take one next year or not take anyone else. My guess is, if we take the punter, we are doing it so that we can redshirt him for a year like we did Griffith this year before he has to kick.
I still say landing Liner, Kamara, and Robinson on signing day is a pretty good day. Three top 100 players.
I didn't think we would get Connor personally, no. But I thought we would get someone of his caliber. I thought we would get at least one surprise. After all, that's what they have been force feeding to us for over a month now on every site. Maybe I've just been an idiot this long and believed them. I guess I thought a few of these guys were not just about hits on a website. That it was about reporting what they really thought, not what we wanted to hear. Well, they struck out, bad. I will no longer trust them and I don't know anyway else to say it. I don't think these guys both national and local know what they are doing anymore when it comes to picking where these guys are going. They are just interested in how many subscriptions they can sell. It's weird for me because I used to have a ton of respect for them. But whatever, I understand putting food on the table for your family. Maybe not all of them are like that, but the lines are too crossed to even try to see who stands on what side.
As for the other guys like Poggi, Cunningham, and Bell. I think what happened there was nothing short of Nick Saban's huge ego. He thought he could go out and get whomever he wanted. He thought, screw it, I'm Nick mother fvcking Saban and these kids will play for me. Well, wrong. He should have landed the guys he could have gotten instead of chasing ghosts. One, maybe two is fine, but not this many. This is Mick Shula stuff, man. It is and there's just no other way to say it. The players are higher ranked, but it's the same acts.
We had a chance at such an amazing class this year. Let me rephrase that. We had a chance at an even more amazing class this year and we blew it. We were so close. But when our guys saw that it was slipping away, did they go tot he kid one step down? No. Instead, not wanting to let their ego take a hit, they pushed that to the side and pressed on. It cost us. That's just the truth
I'm not saying the right calls were all made down the stretch. But if you don't go after the elite of the elite then you don't land the Robinsons, the Robert Fosters, and flip the Reuben Fosters. It's risk reward but for us it's proven to be worth the risk. Maybe they just aren't that impressed with the second tier like Bell and Reed enough to take them this year vs what they see in next years class that they can get.
Jeff said our 2014 class could be even better. Boom, it's great to be a Florida Gator!
I am not sure this is serious or not. We will sign 5 5* players around 12-13 4* players and your are disapointed in this class. You stated that you have been around for a while well then you should know that recruiting nothing is exact. You think other coaches are not out working their a** off also for recruits. There is so much fail in your response that I dont even know where to begin. So you think that a coach as good as Saban chose to sign a punter over Reed or Bell. The coaching staff gambled on a few recruits and lost it happens. You are basing this off what guys on BOL said correct if so at one point did any one of those guys say we will def land Vanderdoes or Connor. It was 50-50 at best for both. Now Reed may have gotten his feelings hurt and I for one cant blame him for going to UF but please man take a step back and think before you hit the send button. I think this staff who has not only signed a top 2 class for what 5yrs in a row now is pretty good at what they do. Oh yeah they not only take top talent but also win and win big with it. Cant sign them all Weedline other coaches are getting paid to do a job also man.
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