Marcus Mariota

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  1. cyclone111

    cyclone111 Member

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    Marcus Mariota - Yahoo! Sports.

    Just thought I'd share this for all those people out there that think stars really matter. Likely number 1 pick in the draft this year, was a 3 star with 2 offers. Just goes to show you never know how certain players will develop.
     
  2. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Thank god you are here to tell us that. We are forever in your debt.

    Did you know Jake Knott was a 2 star recruit?

    Here's the deal, I will take a 20 sided die and you can have a 6 sided one. We will roll against each other, high score wins. You might beat me every once in a while, but I'll be damned if I am going to pick the 6 sided die over the 20....
     
  3. 9JrCyclone29

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    Oregon also has a better coaching staff than we do right now.
     
  4. xboxfever

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  5. CycloneNorth

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    Good point. I bet if you look up Alabama's roster it's filled with 2 and 3 stars.
     
  6. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

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    This is the right answer. Those evaluators miss, but they aren't missing them all. And talent matters.
     

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  8. cycfan1

    cycfan1 Well-Known Member

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    Mariota will not be a good NFL QB. I hope Minnesota takes him.
     
  9. Sigmapolis

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    I think this has it the best for an example. I think of *s not as absolutes, but as ranges of probability. In all likelihood, across hundreds of high school students, the average ***** is better than the average **** and all the way down. Have a roster with eighty players? This starts to kick in:

    Law of large numbers - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    After that, you are playing from behind, like it or not.
     
  10. Rhoadhoused

    Rhoadhoused Well-Known Member

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    Yep. And just because I roll a 1 with a 20 sided die and you rolled a 2, doesn't make the 20 sided worse over 20-25 rolls per year.
     
  11. mt85

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    Don't ever try to use logic with the star-tards at Cyclone Fanatic. They have an obsessive need for validation from the snake oil salesmen. It's quite a racket, and just goes to show you that there is a sucker born every minute.
     
  12. JP4CY

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    And Eric Crouch also threw more interceptions than TD's the year he won the Heisman.
    A system can do wonders for an ATHLETE.
     
  13. CycloneErik

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    That's a nice overreaction.
    Stars don't mean everything, but seeing the teams with those players win over and over and over again isn't a coincidence every time.
     
  14. ISUCubswin

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    He was actually a one star but got two extra stars because of his hair.
     
  15. ThatllDoCy

    ThatllDoCy Well-Known Member

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    They need to put in the backup.

    :pbiggrin:
     
  16. xboxfever

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    Logic? You mean a guy who was a 5.7 3 star (.1 away from being a 4 star) that had 2 offers out of high school, plays like a 5 star defeats the whole process? I see.

    You show me a team full of 4 and 5 star recruits, and I will show you a consistent winning program. You show me a team full of 2 and 3 star recruits and I will show you a team that is average or worse. Maybe even every 5 years they are better for a year or two, then proceed back to back to mediocre or worse. Not every player is going to play to there star ranking. There are exceptions to the rule. Your one of those people that can't seem to realize that some players turn out better than expected. Your the sucker.
     
  17. Dopey

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    The lower the stars the better the player, right?
     
  19. Clone9

    Clone9 Well-Known Member

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    Mariota would have had A LOT more offers, but he committed very early (June). I don't care so much about stars either, but to say that he only had 2 offers is probably a little bit off....
     

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