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Lol this should be another fun bashing thread.
Looks good and pass the kool aide...........seriously we are making some progress now big question is how many can play on Saturday.17th in country is pretty goood from 47th.Kid looks like he has the right attitude and academics to do well at tech.
After a bunch defect at the last minute and others sign then transfer what will end up with? Mid 40's to 50's as usual? Now go ahead and bash cobb but look at history before you do!
I need a favor please. The video is blocked where I work. Can someone give me a quick summary? Appreciated.
Go JACKETS! THWG!
We likely won't finish in the top 20-25 but top 30-35 would be a huge accomplishment and would be the 2nd best GT class ever.
Hopefully recruiting will finish well so the next coach will have good talent to work with in the coming years. New potential coaches do look at the talent base to decide whether or not they will take a job. It is a significant factor. Obviously one of the biggest hurdles to hiring a new coach will be how mediocre Paul Johnson's recruiting classes have been the past few years.
Haha I can't wait. We're gonna be in 2024 and people are still gonna be blaming our issues on Paul Johnson. "Johnson is the reason we couldn't get a decent coach!" I thought that there was going to be a long waiting list of coaches wanting this job because he'll be making 2 mil with no expectations and zero pressure? So now no one's going to want the job because of Johnson's recruiting. Which is it?
We all know recruiting has been mediocre. It's been mediocre the last 15 years. Nothing new. Even O'Leary's last couple of classes were very mediocre as we saw with the results and lack of talent we had in Gailey's first couple of years. We had one good class with Gailey and Johnson's 2010 class was pretty good on paper but most of the highly recruited guys transferred, had medical issues, went to MLB, etc.
Bottom line is, our mediocre results go back to mediocre recruiting. PJ is getting 7 wins with our schedule and playing in the ACC. The next coach won't have elite talent but he'll have enough to win, at the very least, 6 games in year one with Notre Dame and FSU on the schedule. Throw in, hopefully, a top 25-35 class, and a nice core on offense with Lands-Davis, Philpott, Jeune, CJ Leggett, Qua Searcy, Michael Summers, Shamire Devine, Chris Griffin, and Freddie Burden, a good core on defense with Keshun Freeman, Kyle Henderson, Cooksey, Mitchell, Glanton, Austin twins, Lewis, Durham, and PJ Davis.
And if you guys are right and Paul Johnson is in fact one of the worst coaches in college football, an upgrade in coaching up the players and teaching the game (from what foggy told me, PJ doesn't even teach kids how to block or tackle) should account for some wins, right? So 6-8 wins in 2015 and a much easier schedule in 2016 that features 5 or 6 gimme wins. If our new coach is TRULY an upgrade, he should continue our tradition of owning UNC, beat the sinking ship at VT and beat Clemson in Atlanta. Probably won't beat UGA and Miami at home is a toss up and we could slip up against a team we should beat. So year two should feature at least 9 wins and possibly 10 wins with a couple of breaks. I'm all in for this.
EDIT: Oops, forgot to mention the offense. New, better coach with a new and better offense will attract all of the 4 star guys and have players beating down the doors. So 6 or 7 year one, and 9 or 10 year two with a couple of top 20-30 classes because of the change in offense. NFL WR's and RB's. It will be fun to watch.
Last edited by CobbTech; 08-13-2014 at 11:29 AM.