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Exactly. They didn't do it for their health. And, if that version of events is true, the fact they feel the need to run a special covert PR campaign to get money for their best assistant coaches while SEC schools are making it rain on theirs tells you everything you need to know.
Henderson committing could definitely get a bit of a snowball rolling. Other players that I could see committing if Henderson does:
Kyle Trout, OH, 4* OT
Brian Allen, IL, 3*/4* C
TJ Harrell, FL, NR RB/S
I also think it could help us move up the following lists:
Dominique Booth, IN, 4* WR
Jeff Jones, MN, 4* RB
Kiy Hester, NJ, 4* ATH
Quenton Nelson, NJ, 3* OT
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Wow, didn't know that.
Michigan State does not and will not run the 3-4 defense.
It wasn't to get the money, it was to improve public perception of the raise. Relax, you're reading way too much into it.
And it's my personal speculation/opinion, not a fact.
Isn't that the same thing? Nes pas?
How about this one ... Texas ... you think they have a little extra money to toss around on football? They laugh at the $5 million plus they waste on Mack Brown every year. And anyone who thinks they can't/won't just buy their way out of the B12 when it comes time to leave has no idea what they're talking about.
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This post was edited by MrWoodson 16 months ago
If it's an opinion that doesn't conform to my way of thinking then it's just an opinon.
We is comin' for Henderson.
Aint happening. I'll play nice when posting on your board, but out here in the wild, I don't need to shy away from saying UM doesn't have a shot with Henderson.
Do you think that Henderson might show interest in other schools (like if USC were to offer) if he starts picking up offers that might be more highly coveted than an MSU offer? Or is he already a huge fan of everything MSU and that won't be changing anytime soon?
So, if I might try to paraphrase your question, without the added layers of politeness (which I appreciate):
Do you think Henderson favors MSU because it's his only offer, or because he's actually a fan of MSU?
I think it's a mixture of both. I think that MSU being his biggest offer got our foot in the door, where Narduzzi sold him hard on the green and white. It definitely helps that Narduzzi was roommates with Henderson's dad in high school, but that might not have mattered as much if USC/Texas/Oklahoma had been recruiting him.
At this point, I think the only offer that would cause him to reconsider at all would be one from OSU.
Is that a fair response?
Edit: this is, of course, barring Narduzzi leaving MSU.
This post was edited by Jandy 16 months ago
A. Narduzzi won't even likely still be at MSU two years from now let alone when Henderson is in a position to actually play.
B. Henderson is not going to OSU. He wouldn't fit Urbie's system at all and I doubt they even offer him because of it.
The reality is it's still early for 2014 and if Henderson is as good as many think he is he will get a lot of offers from top programs. He is not going to pick MSU just because they offered first and his dad roomed with an assistant coach who will likely leave before he steps on campus.
Yeah, that answers my question. I didn't know if he had other offers because I know that sites are a lot slower to update the '14 recruits recruiting info. I think the Narduzzi connection is important as you said, since lots of parents obviously like coaches that they know and trust.
Root cause, it was about the money.
One upside to MSU though is that he could potentially compete for playing time as a freshman. Unless the MSU QB in the '13 class turns out to be too good to keep off the field.
PT and depth chart are always factors for QBs because only one is on the field at a time. And I don't know much about the guys behind Maxwell, but I think it would be far more helpful to MSU's cause if Maxwell plays well next year and their OL shows they can protect him. And they win. MSU's 2012 season was not a great recruitng pitch for luring top QBs.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MrWoodson 16 months ago
Read what I wrote.
The raises were happening regardless. The public becoming aware of the payscale differences simply changed the perception of the raises.
MSU's 2012 option (Tyler O'Connor) is nearly as good as Henderson. MSU's 2013 option (Damion Terry) is thought to be better.
I guess you gotta cross that bridge when you come to it; it's easy to say MSU is your leader when that's your most prestigious offer. If Standford, Michigan and Bama come knocking and he still comes to MSU? That's a big deal.
Best thing working in MSU's favor is that his dad was Narduzzi's college room-mate. That's quite the personal connection. IIRC, he's a huge tOSU fan, but they don't want pro-style QBs.
On recruiting rankings, O'Connor was a 90 4-star and Terry is a 90 4-star in this class.
Henderson's a 97 and a top 40 recruit nationally.
I wasn't talking about recruiting rankings, I was talking about how it seems the coaches view them.
I think Terry is underrated and Henderson is a little overrated at this point. If they view Henderson so highly, why did they have to see him throw twice before they were ready to accept his commitment?
They've got to see every QB throw in person before they even offer. Boisture, who was a good pro-style QB (Elite 11) before his back injury, had to come to EL and throw to get an offer.
I know, but they had to see Henderson throw a second time, that's part of the difference in my mind.
I'm curious to know how YOU know that's how it all went down?
What if the dad remembers Narduzzi as a dumb, drunk, @hole who screwed around with fat chicks?
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