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Mack Brown Signing Day Press Conference thread

  • gordosan said... (original post)

    2008 was never advertised as being a great class. #15 or something like that per Rivals. 2007 was a solid class. I think we've had 11 guys from that group have started for us already. The problem is that seven of those have used up their eligibility. . What it didn't have was a skill position who became a star in college. Chiles was a bust. At this point, 2009 is the class that looks like it going to be the bust relative to hype. Whaley, Timmons, Porter, Okafor, Howell, Gilbert etc. These were top 100 guys. Except for Walters, none of the top kids in that group have come close to their rankings. Hopefully under better coaching they can live up to their hype. We'll have to wait and see.

    Howell, Whaley and to MUCH lesser extent Porter I'll give you.

    The book is still out Timmons IMO and Okafor was playing out of position at DT IMO.

    With Okafor, it's all about what you were expecting. I was expecting Texas to get a Tim Crowder who was consistently solid and a guy who was a good technician but not necessarily a high volume sack guy.

    If you were expecting Brian Orakpo, then yes you'd probably be disappointed.

    We've already done the following with the Gilbert breakdowns... deadhorse