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Discussion in 'Football' started by cyclone4L, Jul 24, 2019.
18 recruits & 2 grey shirts from last year. Only 18 seniors.
Do you have a source for this?
Care to link it?
Who said my source was a link?
Kidding, there was a thread here that already mentions it and I’ve also confirmed it with someone I know.
Just believe it... Dean is now a TE.
I think it's a great move with both Bouman and Dekkers coming in next season, and the staff must feel pretty good about Mitchell and Kolar as backups this year.
And I think Dean could become a really good TE too. 6'6" and 230 lbs right now and can run really well. Hopefully he can become a good pass catcher.
Dean had some good offers. Must be a team guy to welcome that move before he's ever been to fall camp. Kinda odd though.
Rhoads was useful for some things and I don't think you're going to get much disagreement from Cyclone fans. As I previously stated, he wasn't all that good at being a head coach. He created some awesome buzz early in his career, but did nothing with it. His recruiting wasn't good and he had no real idea of what his team was supposed to look like. Maybe he did, but he had no real idea how to implement and maintain it. The recruiting/realignment thing may have had some traction, but if you look at his classes, they were heavy in Texas, Florida, and California. The problem with that, as we saw, is most of those kids were fringe P5 players, as shown by their offer lists and lack of success here.
At the end of the day, he served a purpose, but without someone like Jamie Pollard as his AD, he wouldn't be more than a blip. And from very direct sources, Rhoads quickly became his own worst enemy after signing his extension. Knowing some of the behind the scenes stuff has actually soured my overall opinion on the guy. Fair or not.
You can’t dangle something like that and not elaborate.
Let's just say it became about Paul Rhoads from that point forward.
Oh man, what a bombshell.
It's not my place to get into detail.
The big problem with 11 is that means each week someone doesn't have a dance partner. That means some teams get open weeks where it is useful in the meat of the schedule while others get their open weeks at the very beginning or very end of the conference season where it serves very little useful purpose.
Osemele, Klein, Peavy, Spears, Harvey.... Most of CPR had OK talent at the starting positions, but zero depth especially on defense. It seemed like if one defensive starter went out, we were screwed. The starting D-line also had to play like 90% of the snaps and consistently wore out in the 2nd half, one of the reasons we blew so many leads. They left 10-15 really good players for Campbell to start with but the roster was completely bare after that. The most impressive thing Campbell has done is create defensive line and linebacker depth. Two things we've pretty much never had in my lifetime.
I think Jeff Woody mentioned this on a podcast as well. With CPR, all of the offers had to be approved by him before the offer was made. With the current staff, if an assistant thinks they should offer a recruit, he can make an offer without approval from the head coach.
OMG the depth of CMCs teams vs Rhoads and especially Chizik is incomparable. We might have had a few really good players under the previous regimes, but once they were tired or hurt we had nothing behind them. Ray Lima is one of our best defensive players, but when he missed significant time last year, the defense was still great. In year past, all the way to McCarney, we always had a problem when one of our stars was out of the game.
There are many ways of doing things, but having all offers vetted by the head coach doesn't seem unreasonable.
I'm sure there are some programs that recruit this way and I agree that it isn't a bad process. I think Campbell puts a lot of trust that his coaching staff is on the same page with what they are looking for in a recruit. It also helps get offers out quickly instead of waiting to get together with the coach to have the offer approved.
Campbell has higher quality assistants. I wouldn't let the Mess offer without my approval either. Or that one turd from Nevada who coached the oline.