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True. I haven't seen JackCrow or HR6 once.
By the way, looks like you all have a little drama tonight. 4 pages in an hour?
It is true! It is true!!
Or when "Smoke" comes on down? Have they seen this yet?
Not yet, but I'm sure the c^nt that was talking shit about London while trying to put a charity golf tourney together will eventually.
This post was edited by Mr E Recruit 21 months ago
You all? Me?
I don't think they're counting on that one.
You are a scallywag and your tomfoolery will not go around here.
Hahahaha, I know Joe, was just being a smart ass a little....I cant even remember did they offer?
No sorry. Looks like 5284 might have done some drunk tweeting tonight but I'm not sure what exactly is going on. A lot of Fuller drama going on in that Tunnel.
Ah, looks like he was running some reverse Mojo because Farrell is predicting Fuller to Tech.
This post was edited by JoeHoo 21 months ago
Yeah. I think they probably knew the deal though. They shifted to Green pretty early.
I agree 1 million percent !!! Hahahahaha
Seems as if 52 got punked
No face palm picture does it justice.
Every one seems to like Michigan these days.
Dont tell anybody but I like Michigan these days too.
I'd take one of the Hopkins kids because their dad is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet and he could come tailgate with us every week.
I think there is some merit to the more Va kids theory. When AG was loading up with NE kids , I heard a comment from a guy close to the program that for half the team the VT game was just like every othe game on the schedule. None of them grew up watching or caring about UVa and VT and most want to be home for Thanksgiving. There is a lot more to it than that, but i think your comment identifies an element of the problem.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by ETBass 21 months ago
Double post, hate it when that happens.
This post was edited by ETBass 21 months ago
+1 for the bump and the cool dog
It comes down the the talent on the field. It's important to recruit the home state well because you have a built in advantage there that builds on itself if you can develop a pipeline, but I'll take Matt Schaub, Brick Ferguson, Wali Lundy, Alvin Pearman, Eugene Monroe anytime. I think particularly with QBs and linemen you have to spread a wide net, because you need them in every class and it can be feast or famine in the state from time to time.
VT has dominated UVA in football for the last 13 years because they have outrecruited UVA across the board since the Curry/Vick fiasco in 1998, and they have had far less attrition among both players and coaches. The last UVA team to beat VT had Schaub, Lundy and Pearman in the backfield. London is making great inroads in state, but ten of his sixteen 2013 commitments are from out of state.
I agree and disagree. Of course it takes talent. But it can be done with schemes and execution as well. Tech did not out recruit Al for the majority of his tenure. What they did was recruit players that work perfectly in their schemes and develop those kids into perfect Virginia Tech football players. There's a reason that for a while when Tech was putting together 10 win seasons, you didn't see a multitude of legitimate top NFL prospects coming out of their program.....especially from their defense. The reason? They weren;t recruiting stud defensive players. They were recruiting stud Bud Foster defensive players. There's a big difference.
I wholeheartedly agree on the player and coaching attrition. Coach London has already pointed to the success of developing guys over the last few years to no turnover in his staff. One of my criticism's of Coach Groh (even back when I was a huge Groh fan) was that he seemed to sometimes gauge the overall success of his program on how many guys went on to the league and how many coaches careers he could advance rather than the our annual overall record. Now that's obviously not entirely true but when you look back, he put a lot of guys in the league and a lot of his assistants left for higher positions. Nobody ever left for a lateral move. And yet the overall success of the program was disappointing.
Groh also did a great job selling the academic prestige of the school but the academic obligations of his players seemed to annoy him. In turn, very talented (high star) players had academic issues, got suspended and we lost games.
As to the in-state out of state point, I think there's a healthy medium. You obviously need to look regional to see what talent you can get. Although the quality of high school football in this state has always been good and is only getting better, there's just not enough to compete with the top dogs annually with a roster of 85 Virginia kids. Even given their success, I think some of Tech's big national game troubles have shown that.
George used to recruit Virginia and North Carolina more heavily. I know former players that used to tell me the guys had an agreement. Carolina guys help us get summer bragging rights in Virginia and Virginia guys will help you get summer bragging right in Carolina. More often than not during George's tenure, those guys all had bragging rights.
I personally love our recruiting net right now. We're focusing heavily on the area within a 3 hour radius of the steps of the Rotunda (mostly the 757 and DC/B'more area) and still keeping an eye on the regional talent where coaches have ties. Coach London obviously has close, close ties to the 757 and the DC/B'more/WCAC kids really typically fit the student athlete profile UVa requires. To me, that's the perfect recruiting strategy for a school like UVa.
Now we just need to continue to build upon the foundation that London is laying. Continue to keep our coaches around. Continue the team emphasis on doing well in the classroom while also becoming better football players.
It's not going to happen over night. But even if we step back a game or two this year, I'm excited about where the program is and the direction the program is headed.
JoeHoo, I'm sorry but that post is way too long for me to read right now.
Get to de choppa!
This post was edited by Johnny Chimpo 21 months ago
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