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Teams expect their top recruits to come in and make an impact during their freshman year, especially guys like Nkemdechi and Treadwell. There are plenty more guys than I listed that make an impact during their first season, I'm sorry that I don't have the time to look at every freshman in the country. Just take a look at the freshman who've played at UT in the last couple of seasons. Diggs, Daje Johnson, Gray, Malcolm Brown, Malcom Brown, and Peter Jinkens are just a few off the top of my head. You're seriously underestimating how many freshmen contribute
Bohls is a shock-jock. Antagonizing Horn fans gets him more mileage than kissing up to Aggies.
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Amari Cooper was an impact player this season, but I certainly wouldn't say any of our true freshman that you listed should be considered truly "impact players" in their first season. Johnathan Gray, with his 700 yards on the ground is a maybe, but not any of the other guys.
I understand that with the amount the hype each of these players received during their recruitment, it's difficult to see them as anything but an automatic impact player, but the reality is that rarely does a player's production come anywhere near his recruiting hype.
Having the best player on the field doesn't, by itself, give rise to a presumption that you should win every game.
Baylor had the best player on the field in 2011 and lost three games, including one to a 6-6 Aggie team.
Florida had the best player in 2007 and lost 3 games.
Johnny, as great as he is, doesn't play defense. And objectively speaking, the defense should take a step back.
Lets not kid ourselves; you agree with me. That is, we probably shouldn't win the title. You're advancing that not doing so would be some total travesty because you'd enjoy watching that unfold while claiming "same old Aggy."
I never said that they are "impact players", just simply that they make an impact for their team. Saying that a guy like Nkemdiche or Treadwell "won't do a damn thing" is just ridiculous
Since you like saying hello, Mario Edwards, Dorial Green-Beckham, Landon Collins, and Arik Armstead all send their best as well.
Should be in Big D. Hell, Galloway declared them N C last season. The recruits seem to be buying in.
This post was edited by beldar 15 months ago
Ole Miss desperately needs talent on defense. Nkemdiche and T. Conner (assuming they land him) should have great opportunities to start as true freshman. Ole Miss also needs a WR opposite Moncrief. Treadwell should have a great shot at starting as a true freshman. When talented freshman step onto campus playing a position that the teams needs help at, they have every opportunity to play a big role. Aside from DGB, those guys you listed were behind some very talented upperclassmen
This post was edited by Taupe Attack189 15 months ago
Those 4 I listed happened to be the top 4 players from 2012 class, and none of them red-shirted. I'll leave you to look up what they produced on the field last season.
If you've been following recruiting, then you should know that just about NOBODY lives up to their recruiting hype, at least his first year. In any case, sorry for trying to piss on your parade. If you want to enjoy good recruiting drama, knock yourself out. Don't let me stop you. To me, believing in recruiting hype feels like celebrating your new found fortune simply because you bought a lotto ticket. Why not let these guys get on campus, go through a practice or two before we crown them as the next savior? How many 5-star guys do we have to see fail before we start viewing these rankings with a grain of salt?
This isn't about where these guys are ranked. From watching their high school tape and their performances at the all star games, their skills and the lack of talent at Ole Miss at these positions should put them in a position to contribute early and often.
I could see it, just depends on how well they replace what they are losing. They lost a lot of talent.
Truthfully I hope your coach and team handle the hype the same way you are.
I think this is about the definition of impact. 90%+ of incoming freshman will end up being used in specialty roles or as depth. Very rare for someone to come in as a starter and perform in the top half of the league. If you are saying the new recruits will come in and replace starters without a negative effect, I will stick by what I said. Especially since this conversation was started by the losses on the front 7. If you are saying A&M will get some production out of them in limited roles, than it is a different story.
The AAS is just trying to keep readership, even if it is negative readership. Bohls is just their little wind up toy to accomplish the goal. As someone else said, I don't click on him any longer and my day is better for it.
We'll make a note of that; that way you won't have to post next time to tell us.
So true, but coming from Bohl's this is the "kiss of death!"
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