Not sure who is right or wrong, but he may should have studied harder.
I just read this yesterday from a regular Texas writer on fanside and it resonates as true based on my perspective of our incoming and outgoing with all things considered and Sarks stated approach to the portal. Dont think we have too much crazier outgoing movement than many other schools. A true grade isn't accurately reflected by the source/figure he used ...a net loss of talent(much like what happens sometimes with recruiting rankings and measuring #s vs quality and needs filled). The lower ranking however you slice it is due to lower# of signings....and we are not finished yet. The ranking he used also doesn't seem to properly account for needs met and depth chart and would penalize for, say, losing two 3rd stringers at deep positions but gaining 1 starter in a position of need. Desperate teams are trying to get anybodies they can and those who are better positioned and building more selectively and methodically are patiently picking and choosing.
I think we should be pretty pleased with our position. It matches exactly what Sark said he would do and why and the timeline that was successfully utilized last season is still intact with a late Spring window upcoming.
I think that 117 ranking is bogus.
Here is the other guy's take:
"According to the 247Sports Team Composite Transfer Rankings
, Texas’ 2023 transfer class ranks at No. 32 in the nation and in the middle of the pack in the Big 12. But considering how Texas only has four portal commits in the 2023 class at the moment, ranking in the middle of the pack in the Big 12 isn’t all that bad. Texas has the fewest portal commits of any Big 12 team as of Jan. 21."
Basically what he is saying is quality and needs met vs quantity and we aint done yet. There are only so many spots if you are filling your roster and building year to year properly even fewer and you better be targeted w your approach and manage the roster carefully. There are many factors in play and Sark it seems understands it well.
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