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It was the offenses fault, you obviously didn't watch the game at all and are just looking at stat sheets
Despite UF being a great team, they scored 24 points in the 4th quarter and most of those rushing yards came at this time
Up to that point FSU's defense played incredibly despite 4 turnovers and were the largest reason they were even leading heading into the 4th quarter, however the turnovers took its toll late and they got tired, thus UF running right down its face
Usually if you turn the ball over 5 times, you aren't even in the game in the 4th against a top 10 team like UF
It also didn't help losing its leading tackler on the year and All Conference senior DE early in the 4th quarter
UF also doesn't take any of those teams mentioned as seriously as they take FSU, and don't put anywhere close to the same amount of effort into those games
lmao at you taking the time to mention 2008 USC, which means nothing to this argument
I rate a few defenses in the elite category every year, it sounds like you only label 3 defenses a decade in this category which is just stupid imo
LSU, Bama, UF and FSU had elite defenses this past year imo, and the stats back it up
If you want to think otherwise due to a ridiculous personal rating system then so be it
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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.
Way to hijack a cool thread guys. My pick would be USCw and that may or may not be influenced by the USCw guy in this thread pissing me off. But their recruiting class went from maybe one of the best classes of all time to losing a guy to Kentucky, and now they've gotten rid of like every coach except for the worst one who just so happens to be the HC. There's a few other good candidates but USCw takes the cake for me. They were in the gutter with the bowl bans, had a brief trip back to the top and got a preseason #1 ranking. So they follow that up by going 7-6, losing several key recruits, and then firing the coaches that all of the remaining recruits signed on with in the first place. The more I type, the more I realize it isn't close IMO
By the way what is FSUw? Fresno State? That's a god awful troll you should probably give that one up. Doesn't seem to be catching on I can't imagine why
He doesn't seem to realize its a terrible troll, and keeps using it on me like it bothers me
I find it funny at this point and yes, it hasn't caught on at all and likely never will
bro, we finished 17th. Not 27th, no 37th, not 187th. 17 is damn good with limited scholarships and visits.
I feel like 17th for the U is really bad no matter how you slice it or justify it but hey good for you for keeping the positivity. If what the other guy said is true, only signing 4 guys in the Miami area (and I could be wrong but one of those might have been Little Ray Ray who is about 1/100th the player his dad is) seems to be the most telling.
It is to a degree, but other sites rank it much worse and the bottom line is Miami missed on many prospects
Only signed 4 kids from the south florida area which is downright insane and something I never thought I would see
And the DL needs weren't addressed at all
With almost certain scholarship reductions in the future, Miami needs to stop missing on big name talent from its own backyard.... plain and simple
If I was a Miami fan calling this class a disaster wouldn't even describe it, although I would be happy that they landed some studs it wouldn't outweigh the fact they missed on many others that they shouldn't of imo
The best part of Miami's class imo is they likely found a QB for the future and he doesn't have to come in and start right away, this was huge and at the very worst will at least guarantee the fact Miami won't be too terrible moving forward for a QB is a very important position obviously
If Olsen doesn't pan out, then we are looking at possibly the worst Miami recruiting class of all time
I disagree with you. YES, we missed out on DT's which were of the number 1 priority for us, but that being said, a football team has multiple positions. You think if you just have good DT's you beat teams like NC State? LOL...there's my jab.. You had PHENOMENAL DT's and lost to a terrible team.
I love the BTW thing. WHO GIVES A SHIT??? You're right, there's no other schools in Dade and Broward that are any good to recruit from. STA, Central, Northwestern, Carol City, University School, Homestead, Norland, etc etc etc...
Recruiting your home base is important, yes, but finished 17th with limited scholarships and visits. That's a BIG win to me.
Don't worry, Khiari Clark is ours next year or do you want us to sign 18 5 star DT's to fulfill our requirement???
You just hate us cause were Miami. If this were flipped, I would say FSU did damn good. Look how I defended how you did earlier in this thread. I thought you guys had a GREAT class and rightfully so. To say Miami was the biggest loser is ridiculous. If that's the case, then what's said for number's 18 and up???
#'s 18 and up don't sit on the best real estate in america for talent
One thing I can say as I've seen him live twice is Olsen is a stud. He's REALLY slow, but he can chuck it like no other when he's healthy and I saw him his junior year.
But here's my biggest question, what kids from the Miami area should we have gotten? Was it a down year in south florida??? Ok, Bostwick, Collins, Thomas, Kirkland, Rashard Robinson?, Mackensie Alexander?, not sure who else.... It doesn't seem to me like the rest of the country raided south florida this year. I could be wrong, but I dunno...
I'm probably not so sure bc I don't follow kids that Miami doesn't offer, so there could be a whole boat load out there...
This is true. Good point. btw, do you sleep, bro???
Sometimes, not often
As I begin my parting ways here on the board, I do have to admit as Nova once said, "I run this bitch."
You got a serious wealth of information. Your opinion at times is azzinine, but hey, you make the board here and not the other slap happys...
The list is long
But mostly the kids you mentioned, and Bryant should have been all Canes based on needs and the fact you shouldn't let the top kids get away, some will always get away..... but 6 or 7+ is too many
Golden made a lot of mistakes this past year, my favorite is making Alexander " earn " his offer which was stupid and pissed him off.... and I loved how he showed up to camp, dominated and then walked out without talking to your staff and then never talked to Miami again
Kirkland wasn't a huge miss imo but here is how I view the others
Thomas = best LB to come out of south florida in awhile, lost him to instate rival
Collins = needed an elite back to compliment Duke, replaced him with a FB from New York... ouch!
Bostwick = without question the best DT in Florida, and the country imo.... lost him last second to instate rival
Bryant = a very good DT who you lost to instate rival
Robinson = very good DB, lost to the SEC without much of a fight despite trying to get a foot in the door late ? where the hell was Miami's staff all year on this one ? nobody knows
Bosa = didn't even get serious looks from this kid
These are some serious misses by Miami, and its a no brainer Golden revamped his staff to address the misses in south florida
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yeah, the gus edwards thing is awful. Look, my apartment stares at the Statue of Liberty and past that is Staten Island and I can SMELL how bad the football is there. I mean, it's downright horrid, so Edwards is no win in that situation.
So confused about the Bosa thing... Why didn't they offer him and his little brother is the white version of Reggie white. So WTF???
Bostwick pissed me off. I think if we just got Bosa and Bostwick I would've been happy... but Nova in your opinion, if we landed what we missed, where would our class rank?
probably top 5, top 10 at worst but it would have been a very sick class
Would have had a few 5 stars and sured up every need on top of stacking other positions with talent which Miami used to be famous for
I remember when talents like Frank Gore and Sean Taylor were the 3rd and 4th string guys coming in as freshman, now freshman FB's from Staten Island are coming in and competing right away for the #2 spot at RB
Its just weird for me to see Miami is the state they are in, its getting really bad and the potential for things to get worse are still hanging around for now
USC only signed 12 players? Yeah I would say they are the losers. You can't win if you don't have depth.
And they sure as hell don't have any, its why they sucked this year
Hell their starters aren't even that great across the board
And LOL at NCAAassassin talking about stars. If UF or FSU could only take 12 all of them would be 4 and 5* players. You take the 4 and 5* players to be instant impact and some 4 and 3* to build depth and develop them. USC is going to suck as long as Kiffin is there. Great recruiter, terrible coach.
Assassin is trippin hard ITT
Highest rated star average ever!- yeah awful... With the schollie limits we have ZERO room for error-so better to hold them for next only 2 that hurt were EV and Ramsey. All good though... ND is on an upswing- live it up cause what goes up must come down.
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Easily Texas and we'll be saying it again this time next year. Their class is awful, even with the special bump they get in the rankings.
Lol, says the team that almost always pulled in top 15 and often top 5 classes and went an entire decade never finishing in the top 25!
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