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PODCAST: Recruiting Update

Posted on: January 26, 2012 3:53 pm
 
Posted by Tom Fornelli

We are less than a week away from national signing day. That one day a year where 18-year old high school kids become the most important people in the college football world as they officially sign their letters of intent to attend the school of their choice. So in the latest episode of the CBSSports.com College Football Podcast, we bring you up to speed on what you may have missed and what you should expect next week.

Our own Bryan Fischer joins Adam Aizer to talk about the top classes and players in the country, about the recruiting Urban Meyer has already done now that he's at Ohio State, and whether or not Florida State is on the verge of losing a key quarterback recruit to Alabama. All that and even more.

So be sure to check out the podcast below, and while you're at it, head over to our Eye on Recruiting blog to make sure you stay updated on all the latest developments.

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BUCKinFL
Since: Oct 1, 2006
Posted on: January 28, 2012 2:08 am
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Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: January 27, 2012 11:29 pm
 

PODCAST: Recruiting Update

The SEC has proven over time that their first priority is wins.  That speaks volume and parents of recruits should be paying close attention to that.  If their kid has talent, the SEC needs their kid more than their kid needs the SEC.  if he has talent, he will make it anywhere and IMHO, it is smarter to go someplace that is going to commit to the correct W (my well being more so than Winning.)I'm not naive enough to think that winning is not important for every team, but I also understand that some school put more emphasis on the welfare of the kids than they do the wins


This contention isn't founded in fact.  There is no evidence that all SEC school sacrifice a student- athlete's well- being for the sake of wins.  Half the SEC institutions have refused to oversign, and the fact that oversigning is an issue is largely owing to the president of the University of Florida, which never has indulged in the practice of oversigning and grayshirting.  Neither have we made a practice of farming a large number of players routinely to JCs to stockpile "option B" talent.  We have signed a few- very few JC players to meet needs, but almost never were they players previously committed to the University of Florida.  We have won our share of games and championships, and have not found it necessary to stoop to unsavory practices to do it.  Our product on the field has been top ten most years, and our graduation rates have been in the top twenty as well.  We haven't recruited partial qualifiers since Spurrier's last experiment in the early 90s, when Hambrick embarrassed the university at the Sugar Bowl and got kicked off the squad despite being a freshman all conference LB.  The Ball Coach swore off partial qualifiers.  The university has maintained that stance. 

Kids need to know that the Gators are committed to winning the right way- not at any cost.  We got rid of Scam Newton because he was a liar and a thief and an academic cheat- even though he claims he quit- he quit to avoid getting fired.  That didn't stop other schools from lusting after his athletic talents, despite the character flaws.  We won't.


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Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 4:03 pm
 

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It has been awhile since we have had a "Star" Qb in the NFL but we certainly have put more than our fair share on NFL teams.



Since: Jan 20, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 3:39 pm
 

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Funny you mention this but I saw about a year ago that Bama was like No. 2 on the all-time NFL quarterback list.



Since: Oct 29, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 2:16 pm
 

PODCAST: Recruiting Update

Bans had not been strong in the QB spot, but some of the current NFL players are Greg McElroy, John Parker Wilson and remember B. Croyle. They may not be starters but imagine what Bama could do with a real QB. Domination on both sides of the ball.



Since: Jan 27, 2012
Posted on: January 27, 2012 2:15 pm
 

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how many Bama qbs in the NFL.. any since Kenny Stabler..?  why go to Bama and just be another piece of the puzzle when he can can go Tebow at FSU.. :) sorry, had to drag that in..



How about the last 3 starters are all on NFL teams... Croyle (Arizona), Wilson Parker (Falcons), McElroy (Jets)....im sure McCarron will get his shot as well making that 4 in a row!!!

Cmon man!!!



Since: Feb 13, 2009
Posted on: January 27, 2012 1:49 pm
 

PODCAST: Recruiting Update

how many Bama qbs in the NFL.. any since Kenny Stabler..?  why go to Bama and just be another piece of the puzzle when he can can go Tebow at FSU.. :) sorry, had to drag that in..


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