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Gonzo

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Is it though?

The Crimson Tide and Badgers led most of the categories analyzed, and though offensive linemen can be difficult to evaluate individually, when you look at the draft results for both teams, it's easy to see why these two top the list. It will be difficult to dethrone these two programs, but Oklahoma and Notre Dame have been making a big push as of late. The Irish in particular have had a run of top offensive linemen taken in the NFL draft and seemingly have more on the way.

https://www.espn.com/college-footba...which-schools-produce-most-talent-position#OL
In the past 10 years Iowa has had 8 OL drafted to ND's 6. ND has had 4 first rounders to Iowa's 3. They've both had 1 second rounder.

ND has had a nice run in the last five years, with 4 of their 6 OL drafted between 2016-20. Iowa has had 3 of their 8 OL drafted in the last five years.

Iowa has had at least 1 OL drafted in 6 of the last 10 drafts. ND has had at least 1 OL drafted in 3 of the last 10 years, going 7 drafts since 2011 with zero OL taken.

Obviously both are really good OL programs.
 

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Losing John Alt's kid hurts no matter what you want to say. Fact is most TEs that switch to Tackle usually don't have the elite ranking, however many times develop into the best OTs due to their athletic ability.

Just keep whistling in the dark.

What's funny Gonzo is you're coming to the realization I've been saying from the beginning. If you want to see the Iowa program go to ****. Let them keep their racist staff.
 
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Losing John Alt's kid hurts no matter what you want to say. Fact is most TEs that switch to Tackle usually don't have the elite ranking, however many times develop into the best OTs due to their athletic ability.

Just keep whistling in the dark.

What's funny Gonzo is you're coming to the realization I've been saying from the beginning. If you want to see the Iowa program go to ****. Let them keep their racist staff.
So you will be ok with Iowa keeping KF?
 

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I think Iowa is Myslinski or nothing along the OL for additional OL commits in 2021. Maro doesn't even have an Iowa offer.

And define "miss out on a lot more". We are only taking 4-5 more and are only actively recruiting about 8 kids that have offers.
You get this info from your weekly meeting with the staff to discuss recruiting?
 

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Losing John Alt's kid hurts no matter what you want to say. Fact is most TEs that switch to Tackle usually don't have the elite ranking, however many times develop into the best OTs due to their athletic ability.

Just keep whistling in the dark.

What's funny Gonzo is you're coming to the realization I've been saying from the beginning. If you want to see the Iowa program go to ****. Let them keep their racist staff.
Nah. This is shaping up to be our best recruiting class in well over a decade. Program is taking the steps needed to move ahead and come out of this in a much stronger place with a better culture for everyone.
 
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I have to think Reggie Spearman will share his story this week. He played as a true freshman, started as a sophomore and Iowa fans on here said he was a lock to play in the NFL before transferring due to racism. I wonder how they will try to discredit him now?
 

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Our 2021 OL class is definitely better. Not sure what ND's roster looks like, I was talking about young OL talent, guys who will still have 3+ years left once Alt would get there. We're pretty stacked.
Yeah I’m sure the competition at Iowa scared him away to the lowly competition at ND.

pfft.
 

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In the past 10 years Iowa has had 8 OL drafted to ND's 6. ND has had 4 first rounders to Iowa's 3. They've both had 1 second rounder.

ND has had a nice run in the last five years, with 4 of their 6 OL drafted between 2016-20. Iowa has had 3 of their 8 OL drafted in the last five years.

Iowa has had at least 1 OL drafted in 6 of the last 10 drafts. ND has had at least 1 OL drafted in 3 of the last 10 years, going 7 drafts since 2011 with zero OL taken.

Obviously both are really good OL programs.
Iowa's OL has been trending downward the last few seasons whereas ND's has been getting much better. Hence, my original comment.
 
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Iowa's OL has been trending downward the last few seasons whereas ND's has been getting much better. Hence, my original comment.
ND hasn't had an OL taken in the last two drafts, Iowa had a first rounder taken in 2020.

In the last three years, ND has had 2 OL drafted, both first rounders. In the last three years, Iowa has had 2 OL drafted, one first rounder and one second rounder.
 

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Iowa's OL has been trending downward the last few seasons whereas ND's has been getting much better. Hence, my original comment.
Iowa was 99th in total offense last year with an NFL QB. I understand their skill players weren't very good but still that speaks volumes to their OL
 

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ND hasn't had an OL taken in the last two drafts, Iowa had a first rounder taken in 2020.

In the last three years, ND has had 2 OL drafted, both first rounders. In the last three years, Iowa has had 2 OL drafted, one first rounder and one second rounder.
ND has 4 of the top 30 OL returning this upcoming year in all of CFB. Iowa had 1. Lol stop it
 

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ND hasn't had an OL taken in the last two drafts, Iowa had a first rounder taken in 2020.

In the last three years, ND has had 2 OL drafted, both first rounders. In the last three years, Iowa has had 2 OL drafted, one first rounder and one second rounder.
I'm talking about games played on Saturdays. Iowa has still produced studs, but the overall unit isn't as good as once was. ND's line is incredible and it's predicted to be the best OL in 2020.
 

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I'm talking about games played on Saturdays. Iowa has still produced studs, but the overall unit isn't as good as once was. ND's line is incredible and it's predicted to be the best OL in 2020.
Iowa's averaging a 9-3 regular season record the past five seasons. I guess if you're measuring this by huge rush O or pass O numbers, ok. It's pretty obvious we play a slower paced, ball control offense, doesn't really lend itself to huge offensive stats. But I'll take 10 wins and a bowl blowout over a blueblood.

You're the one who posted a link about NFL players as your original point about the quality of ND's OL.
 
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Iowa's averaging a 9-3 regular season record the past five seasons. I guess if you're measuring this by huge rush O or pass O numbers, ok. It's pretty obvious we play a slower paced, ball control offense, doesn't really lend itself to huge offensive stats. But I'll take 10 wins and a bowl blowout over a blueblood.

You're the one who posted a link about NFL players as your original point about the quality of ND's OL.
This is posted at the top of the article....

ESPN Stats & Information dug deep into the numbers, culled details on all-conference performers, All-Americans, NFL draft picks and stars from the pro ranks, and came up with a formula to determine the official rankings for the schools best at producing quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, running backs, linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.

It's taking into consideration college careers as well.
 

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This is posted at the top of the article....

ESPN Stats & Information dug deep into the numbers, culled details on all-conference performers, All-Americans, NFL draft picks and stars from the pro ranks, and came up with a formula to determine the official rankings for the schools best at producing quarterbacks, receivers, tight ends, running backs, linemen, linebackers and defensive backs.

It's taking into consideration college careers as well.
Well, yeah, how they do in college aligns with draft results. If you're an AP All-American OL it's not like you aren't getting drafted. I have no idea if ND players are named to ACC's all conference team, I wouldn't think so.