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    Quote Originally Posted by VObserver View Post
    It really speaks more about the quality of High School coaching in the state than about the quality of athletes.
    This is an article that is more about promoting the athletes discussed, rather than looking at the numbers historically. This year's class is down somewhat from previous years, so there is not nearly the number of college coaches recruiting in the area. But over the past few years, there have been a number of athletes recruited and signed with UL, Louisiana Tech, Houston, and others including FBS programs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ---In the past maybe, but certainly not now---think about it in regards to our facilities (who has a bigger stadium, IPF, APC, and our basketball and soon to be baseball stadia)---our living quarters are damn good, the campus is beautiful, out crowds are usually bigger, our academic quality and athletic help is fabulous based upon performance, our food service and nutritional programs are very good (thank you T-Boy), our coaching salaries are damn good, and there is more to come in RCAF growth, we have gone bowling for the last 4 out of 5 years, we have done very well in other sports---so tired of all the negative and just no mention of what the hell we have here!
    This thread is getting disconnected from Foote's article. The article is implying we are overlooking the area athletes. It is not saying that the area athletes are overlooking us. We probably have a problem with having to turn away interested local athletes. It is the exceptional local athlete we need to come to UL. And the things that are excellent about UL are great selling points.

    When you say "no mention of what we have here"... are you talking about in media articles or just on this site? I think you can expect a fan site to mention the good things once... and the bad things 1000 times... until the bad things get addressed and become good things. If we weren't talking amongst ourselves, it would be different. I seriously doubt members of this site go outside of this site and post our problems on other sites.

    I see this site about like I see a football or basketball practice. Ten minutes on the things we did right... and the rest of the day focusing on the mistakes that need fixing. Am I wrong?

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    The article linked in post #1 was written by Trey Labat, not Kevin Foote!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Just1More View Post
    This thread is getting disconnected from Foote's article. The article is implying we are overlooking the area athletes. It is not saying that the area athletes are overlooking us. We probably have a problem with having to turn away interested local athletes. It is the exceptional local athlete we need to come to UL. And the things that are excellent about UL are great selling points.

    When you say "no mention of what we have here"... are you talking about in media articles or just on this site? I think you can expect a fan site to mention the good things once... and the bad things 1000 times... until the bad things get addressed and become good things. If we weren't talking amongst ourselves, it would be different. I seriously doubt members of this site go outside of this site and post our problems on other sites.

    I see this site about like I see a football or basketball practice. Ten minutes on the things we did right... and the rest of the day focusing on the mistakes that need fixing. Am I wrong?
    I'm not reading that into this article J1M, Trey is talking about a number of athletes locally that are not getting looks this year. He is pretty much promoting these kids. nothing wrong with that in my opinion. I think others have jumped on board stating that we have overlooked some kids locally, but I don't see any in this class. JMO

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    Default Re: Why don't more players from the Acadiana area get recruited?

    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    I'm not reading that into this article J1M, Trey is talking about a number of athletes locally that are not getting looks this year. He is pretty much promoting these kids. nothing wrong with that in my opinion. I think others have jumped on board stating that we have overlooked some kids locally, but I don't see any in this class. JMO
    I don't think you and I disagree. He is promoting these kids... and that's ok. But by mentioning UL and Tech, I think he's saying we're overlooking them. "Others" are talking about how HS area coaches don't push kids our direction. And that has nothing to do with this article. The rest of my post was just chatting with Boomer. And he certainly wasn't talking in line with the article.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunT View Post
    I'm not reading that into this article J1M, Trey is talking about a number of athletes locally that are not getting looks this year. He is pretty much promoting these kids. nothing wrong with that in my opinion. I think others have jumped on board stating that we have overlooked some kids locally, but I don't see any in this class. JMO
    What is the report on Cox? If this kid is 6'8" as I thought I read and he can obviously sling it a bit, why is he not getting some looks from even lower level G5 schools?

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    Quote Originally Posted by zephyr View Post
    What is the report on Cox? If this kid is 6'8" as I thought I read and he can obviously sling it a bit, why is he not getting some looks from even lower level G5 schools?
    This is his first year starting, he has JV experience beyond that. He is not a kid that will give you much running or scrambling, but he has a decent arm. He could use a coupe of years in JC ball if he wants a shot at an FBS program. He could get some looks at FCS programs, I'd be surprised if he isn't right now.

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    Default Re: Why don't more players from the Acadiana area get recruited?

    Most of the guys in any high school program that are recruited are 3 or 4 year starters, they're good enough in the 10th grade to play varsity.


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    This is his first year starting, he has JV experience beyond that. He is not a kid that will give you much running or scrambling, but he has a decent arm. He could use a coupe of years in JC ball if he wants a shot at an FBS program. He could get some looks at FCS programs, I'd be surprised if he isn't right now.
    Definitely was impressed with him last night. I think he might be one of those late bloomers who could be a difference maker for someone. 48 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions on the year. His throws last night were on the money and obviously you can't teach 6'8". Your right that he isn't going to run or scramble much and as such I don't think he would fit into Hud's system but someone who runs a pro set style offense could definitely give the kid a shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    Definitely was impressed with him last night. I think he might be one of those late bloomers who could be a difference maker for someone. 48 touchdowns with only 5 interceptions on the year. His throws last night were on the money and obviously you can't teach 6'8". Your right that he isn't going to run or scramble much and as such I don't think he would fit into Hud's system but someone who runs a pro set style offense could definitely give the kid a shot.
    Dude needs to gain about 45 pounds.

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    Dude needs to gain about 45 pounds.
    He is definitely a stick figure. I was just really impressed with how he saw the field and the accuracy of his throws. He's still rough but I wouldn't be shocked if he found himself playing Div 1 ball somewhere in a few years.

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    It's a viscous cycle. The h/s coaches have to deal with the parents. Often a team will have a kid that is talent wise miles ahead of the team. Team is built around that player. Team is good, college coaches come around. Parents see their child as equal to the stud player, questions get asked of coaches. H/S coach then put in a position by parents and tells them what they want to hear not to upset the team. Throw in the local factor, there is the situation you described, little old UL. Rinse and repeat.

    This happens across the country. Just look at the kids out of Barbe High School. Boat load of talent the past few years with the grades to go. Many end up back in high school at Ryan Street High. We are not and never desired to be a 1-AA/FCS program. Coming back "home" isn't always an option.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    He is definitely a stick figure.
    Yea, but so is Hud, Jr.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajun90 View Post
    He is definitely a stick figure. I was just really impressed with how he saw the field and the accuracy of his throws. He's still rough but I wouldn't be shocked if he found himself playing Div 1 ball somewhere in a few years.
    Jared Goff is quite the stick figure as well. So was Montana.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner View Post
    Jared Goff is quite the stick figure as well. So was Montana.
    Goff ain't 6'8" and 190 pounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajun4life View Post
    Goff ain't 6'8" and 190 pounds.
    No, but he is definitely a lanky guy, even for a QB. Even my wife noticed it last week during the Saints game.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer View Post
    ---so tired of all the negative and just no mention of what the hell we have here!
    You and I should take a road trip to the Advertiser and demand they quit printing all these negative articles.

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