For what it is worth, UVA has 5 x 5stars and 16 4 star players on their roster. 3 of the 5stars are on defense. Mr. tenuta would never trade players with us. You may think that Tenuta requires less talent but he currently is operating with alot more.Hire John Tenuta and everything is good again. He has single-handedly changed UVA's program from ACC-Cellar to ACC-Contender.
I'm half-kidding, half-serious. I like Roof, but I believe his defense's success requires more talent than Tenuta's. It's a coordinator's game in CFB and has been for a long time. It doesn't matter as much about the HC, it's the OC and DC that impact the game more. That's why I think CPJ should be a good choice for us. He's a 2-for-1 deal and we should have more money left over to make sure our DC is top-notch.
The feature back's hand on the ground 2 yards behind center and no shotgun.Blocking is different (but not to hard to switch to as we saw GaSouthern do this weekend) , but for s skill player what you are asked to do is not much different. So there must be something besides scheme that keeps us from getting 5 star recruits. I wonder what that is?
So who, exactly, do you have on ignore?@MWBATL :
"I do tire of those who complain about the realities of life....."
Your post makes a ton of sense and I definitely am with you on this point right here.
Btw, I love this thread because I have record amounts of "ignored content." It reads very amusingly to see the nice responses from fonts I read to those I don't. Ok, I will stop pointing this out but since I brought it up recently I couldn't resist.
I suppose the landscape of college football hasn't changed one bit since the glory days of Dodd, either, eh?I am not a better fan, probably a terrible fan. Many have claimed "not a real fan" The misery is not in the defeats, it is in knowing, KNOWING we can and should do better. We rose from winning one game a year to winning the NC in ten years. Our tradition is exemplary in all of college athletics. To let it atrophy the way it is right now--that's the misery.
I think we have the makings of a VERY SPECIAL QB in Justin Thomas, and that is very much of an upward trend. I personally think he is from the same mold as "little Joe" Hamilton. As has almost always been the case, it is up to the defense to give him the support he needs. I am not overly confident in this year's defense right now, but I sure as he'll haven't written the season off because of what I have seen thus far.
Here is an article with quotes from Lou Holtz and Gerry Dinardo. Both won National Championships with the option and both abandoned it in the early 90's. Check out their quotes as to why they quit running it. Pretty straight forward.
We haven't been a dominant program since the single platoon era of football.
Bobby Dodd Blueprint could not win today. He knew this in 64 . I wanted PJ because he believes he can win inspite of GT. O'Leary has served the test of time concerning success but did not have to deal with the current guidelines concerning progress toward degree completion. I would add D. Morgan to the very short list of D. linemen we have had. Speeking of Saban and any of the top coaches on the college landscape that may change jobs over the next 12 months. I have a feeling that the new job checklist would not include any schools that would put them in a very real disadvantage concerning the recruitment of minimum qualifiers and JC transfers. Throw in limited Degree program and it starts to hit home. I agree that CPJ is still the best (option). I look back when we lost the National Coach of the Year(Bobby Ross) and everyone became energized with the new hire National Coach of the Year(Bill Lewis). What a great decision. New energy lasted about a week.
What did you say? Kidding, obviously not you. I don't want to go there in a post as such behind the scenes talk should be off-board in pm. I do mean it that I will try and resist about posting about ignoring people going forward. Threads like this bring out the overwrought views on CPJ so it does amuse me because the thread reads funny when you have a string of responses but don't see the original comment that is being responded to.So who, exactly, do you have on ignore?
I know it's hard it is to be a GT fan. But just wow.
I guess it could be worse, we could all be mutt fans and be complaining that our coach (who averages 10 wins per season) cannot get us to what is rightfully ours - a national championship.
I can see it now: Fire CMR. Fire CMB. We can hire better. Since we are a factory and we are not winning national championships, our entire program needs improvement.
Now, I know that some of the play calling can be mystifying over at the cesspool (but aren't all failed plays). Some of the failures over there are due to poor split-second decision making by 18-22 year olds being screamed at by 90k people. Additionally, there is no accounting for the Hand of God coming down out of the clouds to put a tipped pass into the opponent's hands - or steering a FG attempt around an upright.
A 0.731 over-all winning percent (while playing in the hallowed SEC) and yet the jackals are still not satisfied.
It took St. Dooley 17 years to produce a NC at UGAg. Remove one player from that team or if the Irish kept their heads in the 1981 Sugar Bowl (free kick coverage or the holding call) and he never gets that.
My best entertainment so far this week has been listening to The Game yesterday.
I can only hope that the mutt's fans get their wish and they fire CMR & Co. Then the mutt's can have a few years of what is going on at Tennessee and Florida.
Typically, I do not resort to hitting ignore until a poster has done one of the following more than a couple times:
1) Blamed the offensive system for anything in a poorly evidenced or reasoned manner.
2) Made negative comments about a current player or kid being recruited in a manner I think goes too far.
3) Turned themselves into a "crank" or a hackneyed ax-grinder.
Wait--are you citing this article to explain why CPJ's outdated option-based offense is losing the recruiting game? Did you read the whole article? The author concludes we've been holding our own in recruit quality, specifically in the QB and RB categories--and have gained ground in the OL, relative to the CCG era.
To state the obvious, it is harder to win at Tech than at some other schools. This is not an excuse for mediocrity, it is just empirically true and needs to be taken into consideration. If we criticize CPJ I just hope we will be fair about it. If you criticize his recruiting you need to be able to show that other Tech coaches have recruited much better while having student athletes show academic progress and graduate. And you can't use as your standard of comparison a time before college football became the pro farm system that it is today with no expectation of players actually being students in the classroom. If we criticize CPJ for his defense it really would be helpful to also explain why Tech has not had a nationally ranked defense in modern history or why so few Tech defensive linemen ever make it in the pros. If you criticize CPJ for his won-loss record you will need to show how his record is way out of line with Tech coaches of the last few decades. It is easy to conceive of a mythical perfect coach for Tech against which to compare CPJ but it is quite another to compare him to reality. I think it is safe to say that most Tech fans want to go undefeated and win the National Championship. It is frustrating to have such aspirations at Tech. But scapegoating the coach has been a long tradition at Tech that does not help us think clearly about what might be done on an institutional level to maintain high standards not only in the classroom but also on the football field.
Very well said. I will simply add that if I was a scholarship prospect with NFL hopes and I read the posts of many Tech supporters relentlessly arguing that my nfl dreams are far less likely by attending Tech, it might influence me to go elsewhere.
If I was an opposing coach I would use it to my advantage as well.
IMHO there are a couple positions (primarily QB) where CPJ's offense will be a liability to NFL hopes but too often Tech supporters seem to be hyperbolizing this viewpoint to recruiting's detriment.