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    Funny one J1M...Here's my take, which isn't gonna blow anyone's hair back, cause there's only so much that can be said about something so subjective. There's no doubt a difference between us and a top BCS program for the athlete we can get. Football is not like basketball, where one guy can make a huge difference. Football needs many very good guys and a few excellent guys to be a good team. In the past, I think our team as a whole lacked talent, with a few exceptional players like Jake and Brian, etc.. What Coach Bustle seems to be doing is raising the overall talent of the team and not really taking many chances on the riskier but more gifted athletes that have issues. We can debate whether this is the right approach or not but it's his job on the line, so he gets to decide. I think star ratings have some merit and for the most part show which guys have been noticed and received recognition for being talented. Now, are there guys that are talented but not as well noticed? Sure there are, and we have to trust that Coach Bustle can bring these guys in to our program. One day, we all hope soon, that we can approach and get more of the more known and higher sought after guys. With a better funded, high energy program that wins, we will. I think Coach Bustle has given us a foundation, now can he raise us up a step higher. If he can't, then we must get a Coach that can. Sorry for the long post. Geaux UL!


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    Quote Originally Posted by MetryCajun View Post
    _ So are you saying Tulsa will go after a LA 3 star, but not a MS 3 star?
    The point I am trying to make is these star rankings have some merit. The play on the field bears that out. _

    What I am saying is that a lot more schools recruit actively in Louisiana than Mississippi, and Louisiana has more colleges in state for Louisiana players to choose from

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    Hey ULGrad@HOU... dang you long winded posters (ha!)... I also believe there is some merit to the recruit ratings... but a huge amount of flaw... but it won't be long we are going to profile recruits genes and attach transmitters to them in highschool to make even more "in-depth" evaluations.

    I still say that unlike, let's say LaTech, if UL overcomes the first hurdle (championship and bowl) we have a greased skid in front of us. Tech, being in Ruston, and already having had some success in football, has to continuously apply fabricated grease to their skid... and blue tarps.

    It kills me that we didn't play Tech this past year in the Indy. We would have won... I have no doubt. Dooley is a rat. But, like most rats... they usually get too focused on the cheese... and sooner or later... bam! Regardless, we have what it takes to win the SBC title this year. I just hope our offense comes together quickly and everyone stays healthy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunNation View Post
    Their lack of a stadium is starting to effect them. FIU is making major strides with their new stadium and new staff. _
    I'm saying I really doubt Howard Schnellenberger had the 118th best signing class in the country. Whether it's better than FIU's I dunno.

    FAU's new $62 million stadium is supposed to open in the Fall 2010

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    If you need to start true freshmen, stars might matter.

    If you have the luxury of starting 5th year seniors, stars don't mean squat.


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    the stars dont bother me as much as small number of recruits


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    Quote Originally Posted by Turbine View Post
    _ The recruiting awards should only be viewed as a high school senior class award.
    Actually, these days it may be more accurate to say they are Junior class awards, based on how well a kid played as a junior. Recruiting services pre-rank prospects so far in advance now, that a kid that got little or no playing time until his senior season would likely be unknown...

    UL has done an excellent job of finding the recruiting services oversights in the last 2 years. The star system works in UL's favor, we get the late bloomer's and guys who played in a system that did not feature their position, while the services support their premature rankings.

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    JC rankings (Junior Class rankins play on words) good observation DrumRoll.

    Here is one of my own . . . What about the 3 star JC (Junior College) signings. Did they improve after 2 years in a JC? If not there is a major flaw in the system. If they didn't gain stars why would anyone want to sign them?

    If they did improve their star status you can't tell me UL's Juniors are not climbing the star ladder as well. The only difference being they are about to start their 3rd year in the same system.

    jmo

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunRed View Post
    _ can you find a ranking list that shows we finished at the bottom of the FCS last year? I want to see that. _
    No I can't, because UL doesn't play in the FCS. We play in the FBS, but if you want to see some of those polls:

    http://www.masseyratings.com/cf/compare.htm

    Goto that web address and it will show a comparison based on 109 different ranking systems. It averages them all and puts UL at 91st out of 120 D1-FBS teams. That would put us in the bottom quarter.

    I guess you could say that we are in the top 75.8% of all FBS teams if you really want to be an optimist, but jeez.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ULGrad@HOU View Post
    Funny one J1M...Here's my take, which isn't gonna blow anyone's hair back, cause there's only so much that can be said about something so subjective. There's no doubt a difference between us and a top BCS program for the athlete we can get. Football is not like basketball, where one guy can make a huge difference. Football needs many very good guys and a few excellent guys to be a good team. In the past, I think our team as a whole lacked talent, with a few exceptional players like Jake and Brian, etc.. What Coach Bustle seems to be doing is raising the overall talent of the team and not really taking many chances on the riskier but re gifted athletes that have issues. We can debate whether this is the right approach or not but it's his job on the line, so he gets to decide. I think star ratings have some merit and for the most part show which guys have been noticed and received recognition for being talented. Now, are there guys that are talented but not as well noticed? Sure there are, and we have to trust that Coach Bustle can bring these guys in to our program. One day, we all hope soon, that we can approach and get more of the more known and higher sought after guys. With a better funded, high energy program that wins, we will. I think Coach Bustle has given us a foundation, now can he raise us up a step higher. If he can't, then we must get a Coach that can. Sorry for the long post. Geaux UL!

    A very good observation.

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