Can’t argue with that at all. It’s a big concern, we need Carson to get that weight on and then hope he is ready as a RS soph. It’s a gamble, but I see the talent there for sure. Sadly it’s on the reasons we need to move on from Gregory, I just don’t think he can move the needle in recruiting enough to get those guys that the elite programs are going after all the time.
Only into it 45 minutes and here’s my takeaways so far:
The idea you can go any position (let alone DL) recruiting 0 guys in a class is beyond stupefying. To do it 2ce in 4 years???? That’s like flunking basic math 75 in college. How can there no one on staff that is looking at Roster Management 101 and not realizing this is a disaster.
When I think of Bruener and Cooper all I see are guys 10 lbs lighter than Ngata. I am going to go out on a limb here, but I doubt the top 10-15 programs are recruiting guys at that position (ILB) coming out of HS at 200 and 210 lbs.
Gregory on recruiting alone should have been out of here 2 years ago. Come on Jimmy, you know what needs to be done. Listen to your head not heart.
I am concerned about Carson and his weight simply b/c if anyone should know (and has the resources needed to make the development happen physically) what he needs to do to get ready at the next level is his dad Mark. I’m sure he’s already been doing the private lessons, but my assumption is he is also been on a nutrition/diet plan for at least the last year and so far it doesn’t appear to have helped put on the weight needed.
I love the DDY 12 point system and we just went from playing two guys at ILB that played a large part in not even being able to win the North, to taking 2 guys who if EVERYTHING goes right and they hit 110% of their maximum ceiling, can get to a NY6 bowl where we will watch a repeat of Bama/Penn State/Ohio State again.
After watching the Ohio State/Clemson backers last night, I realize they are the measuring stick and what we are chasing, but we look like were playing go-fish and them Bridge when it comes to recruiting.