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Old Aug 4, 2017, 10:44 AM   #1001
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Really, football prospect ratings are a complete crapshoot, especially beyond the elite guys. The hope is that our coaching staff is ID-ing kids that are better than their ratings. Too soon to tell if that's true.


I think differences in coaching preferences makes a big difference as well. A big slow OL V a small fast OL for example. One may be the better player for Alabama while one a better fit for Oregon. Ranking is more difficult when you fit one play style very well, and another not at all. How do you compare a player like that to a solid all around player who may not excel in one scheme or another?

It's tough.


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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:36 AM   #1002
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This is very good:

https://twitter.com/GarrickMcGee/sta...16038050123776
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:39 AM   #1003
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JUST CONFIRMED: McGee saved 10% on his car insurance and is quite happy today
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:43 AM   #1004
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In all seriousness, probably bodes well from a recruiting standpoint but is her referring to Tutu or Avery?
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:46 AM   #1005
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In all seriousness, probably bodes well from a recruiting standpoint but is her referring to Tutu or Avery?
The optimist in me says Avery. McGee doesn't tweet all too often, and on the few occasions he's done something like this before, I seem to remember it was news on a big recruit. That said, you might wonder why the OC is tweeting out a giant smiley face for a DT...
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:49 AM   #1006
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JUST CONFIRMED: McGee saved 10% on his car insurance and is quite happy today
I hope he doesn't post a "" when he finds out he could have saved 15% by switching to Geico.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:49 AM   #1007
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The optimist in me says Avery. McGee doesn't tweet all too often, and on the few occasions he's done something like this before, I seem to remember it was news on a big recruit. That said, you might wonder why the OC is tweeting out a giant smiley face for a DT...
Then again, I think Hayes-Stoker was the lead recruiter here, so you never know!
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 11:55 AM   #1008
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In all seriousness, probably bodes well from a recruiting standpoint but is her referring to Tutu or Avery?
I'm sure no one here knows but that emoticon is probably bigger than Atwell.

I would really like to believe this is about Avery as we desperately need a recruit like this but all indications are that he's going to TCU. He was even at one of their practices recently. TCU does not have a DT commit and feels pretty good about the chances of landing him.

Not one CB for us out of 14. Some of them are old but 2 popped up for TCU this morning and even Ramos has predicted TCU. Since they've already made the announcement video you'd think something would leak if he was picking Illinois.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:05 PM   #1009
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The optimist in me says Avery. McGee doesn't tweet all too often, and on the few occasions he's done something like this before, I seem to remember it was news on a big recruit. That said, you might wonder why the OC is tweeting out a giant smiley face for a DT...
Allows the O to get the ball back quicker?
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:13 PM   #1010
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The optimist in me says Avery. McGee doesn't tweet all too often, and on the few occasions he's done something like this before, I seem to remember it was news on a big recruit. That said, you might wonder why the OC is tweeting out a giant smiley face for a DT...
He could be smiling because 4-star 2019 WR from Bishop Dunne tweeted this out...

https://twitter.com/Ezmoneyquez/stat...09896217481216
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:15 PM   #1011
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He could be smiling because 4-star 2019 WR from Bishop Dunne tweeted this out...

https://twitter.com/Ezmoneyquez/stat...09896217481216
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:29 PM   #1012
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He could be smiling because 4-star 2019 WR from Bishop Dunne tweeted this out...

https://twitter.com/Ezmoneyquez/stat...09896217481216
Does he mean big news, or B1G news?
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:43 PM   #1013
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Does he mean big news, or B1G news?
Hopefully news. I just don't think Garrick would get all excited about a defensive guy. But a 4-star WR from Texas is something to about
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 12:45 PM   #1014
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Beazley plays on the same team and is also just a rising junior. Would be a really early commit. #packagedeal
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 01:04 PM   #1015
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Hopefully news. I just don't think Garrick would get all excited about a defensive guy. But a 4-star WR from Texas is something to about
That would make more sense. He visited with Myers and Avery back in June but he was also at Texas less than two weeks ago. Nothing to do now but wait......
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:16 PM   #1016
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From what I have been reading we have a good chance with Avery. I don't know why but I have a good feeling about that. Now the sane among you will know these kind of feelings are meaningless. But I am enjoy the feeling so I am sticking with it .
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:50 PM   #1017
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Apparently the announcement from Beason was his Top 12, which we're in.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:50 PM   #1018
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He could be smiling because 4-star 2019 WR from Bishop Dunne tweeted this out...

https://twitter.com/Ezmoneyquez/stat...09896217481216
Made his top 12. It's stacked.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:57 PM   #1019
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He chose us!!!!!!!


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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:58 PM   #1020
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TCU forum says Avery to ILL!!!
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 04:59 PM   #1021
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Wow! It happened!!! It's on Periscope right now.
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 05:00 PM   #1022
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Avery says he wants to be an Engineering major, which factored into the decision. He also likes the connections the coaches have to the NFL.

https://www.pscp.tv/thegoat2x/1MnxnmODbVOJO
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 05:00 PM   #1023
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Avery says he wants to be an Engineering major, which factored into the decision. He also likes the connections the coaches have to the NFL.

https://www.pscp.tv/thegoat2x/1MnxnmODbVOJO


And he mentioned the way our defense plays is the best fit for him


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Old Aug 4, 2017, 05:01 PM   #1024
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And he mentioned the way our defense plays is the best fit for him


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Also playing against big ten offenses will be good for him
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Old Aug 4, 2017, 05:02 PM   #1025
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Anyone who knows Lovie's D, knows that a disruptive 3-technique DT is the most important player.
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