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Discussion in 'Recruiting' started by LonghornCatholic, Feb 7, 2018.
"The Class That Changed The Game Forever"
I seem to remember that Mack Brown and Charlie Strong had great recruiting classes "forever" ago. "Forever" is a long time. It's been "forever" since we were any good on the field.
I'm so sick of winning in February! Please start winning in September!
And October, and November, and December, and hell, throw in January too!
Mack had some great recruiting classes that resulted in 1 natty, 1 failed trip to the natty game, and 2 almost trips that could have been changed by one or 2 plays. Since I constantly read on this board what a poor coach Mack was, it's clear that recruiting does matter.
I know there seems to be general agreement on this board that Mack Brown and Greg Davis couldn't coach very well. Every once in a while, I happen across a game from the 2000s on the Longhorn network. When I watch, the teams seem well disciplined, efficient on defense, creative on offense and sometimes really, really good on special teams. But I'm not a fault finder. I didn't notice that Drew Brees has a birthmark until my mom pointed it out during the New Orleans, Minnesota game this year.
I agree that Mack was a good/great coach. I was simply pointing out that UT has had "good/great" recruiting classes every year since 1997. As a result, the on-field results should be even better than Mack's 2 trips to the NC game. Two Big 12 championships in the last 21 years is a fair barometer of results. Based on the recruiting rankings alone, I would have expected more conference titles. FYI, Baylor also has two Big 12 titles during the last 21 years.
Yes, but they used as a recruiting inducement access to every co-ed on campus' vagina (whether she agreed or not). Puts a bit of a taint on the results, don't you agree?
Mack was a very good coach. He was a great recruiter.
I still maintain the difference between two great teams with two great coaching staffs and loaded with 5* players...is a Vince Young. Great teams come up against Vince Youngs and lose. I've been glad for that in 2005 and in the Gardere days. I hate to reduce things down when special players are wild cards in critiquing coaching staffs. We see how successful aTm has been without Johnny.
Maybe Mack would have zero natties without Vince Young. But without the great cast around Vince, we would not have even reached the title game. RECRUITING DOES MATTER.
Every team uses females to recruit and I am sure the females receive some perks for doing what they do.
Yeah, about that.
Perhaps you could try re-reading my post in light of the multiple sexual assault issues recently plaguing Baylor.
In general I agree with you. A good/great QB can cover a multitude of "sins." And in contrast to that...Just look at Macks last couple years for proof of your point. I think there is a good chance we beat Oregon in the Alamo bowl with just an average or slightly above average QB. And the Big 12 Championship vs. Colorado....with a relatively small margin between two QB options even...big difference on impacting the game. What about Clemson this year vs last year against Alabama. Texas most of this entire 2017 season...
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