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It was an absolute miracle that an undersized qb with a rag arm could beat OU, BUT
Ash with a far superior arm, and physique get beat by OU ????
What will happen when JFF puts on more weight, and improves his arm strength
and passing skills.... probably a disastrous soph. year...
I believe the discussion was about whether JM would have the arm strength to compete in the NFL. Try and keep up.
It will be interesting to see if he retains all of his quickness with the addition of needed weight, and arm strength does not really improve much once you hit college. Either you have it or you don't. He's not blessed with an abundance of it.
I got brains. I got big ol' brains. I got dinosaur brains.
No, your right. There is no way a freshman can ever improve his arm strength....
or his game for that matter... He obviiously just aint got it...
Poker, booz, & probaby hookers in Vegas aren't gonna help his arm strength...well, the hookers might, but definitely not the other 2
Getting off TMZ & into the weight room might be a better option if arm strength is a concern
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by mcb0703 15 months ago
This post reflects one of the major problems on the 40 acres..............
The ability to evaluate talent, or the lack of...
see any recruiting site of your choice.
I'm sorry but you don't pass up the USC job to stay in college station. It's a better job and
Name a frosh who significantly improved his arm strength over his college career. There might be one out of 1000, but the reality is that arm strength gains once a QB hits college are minimal. That's because arm strength has little to do with how much muscle you can pack on. You would realize that if you weren't in such a frothing hurry to defend the new aggot wet dream. Any gains made are more the result of increased core strength and better mechanics/footwork than anything to do with an arm getting stronger.
As for his game, I don't believe I said anything about him being able to improve it one way or the other. I did say that it will be curious to see if he is able to retain his quickness as he adds weight. Some can. Some can't. But you'd be a fool to believe all the internet reports that x player is bigger, faster and stronger and didn't lose a step after putting one 15-20 lbs of muscle.
This post was edited by Bobby_Batronic 15 months ago
Try not to let what you hope will happen conflate with the reality of the situation.
You're talking about a school who just gambled BIG regarding the move to the SEC (this after striking out rather profoundly on its last two coaching hires). And the stars have aligned beautifully. If you really think A&M wouldn't put up whatever is needed and more to keep Sumlin in CS--thus sustaining trajectory of the program--then I'm not sure what to tell you.
The reality is, Sumlin's going to have whatever he needs to do whatever he wants. There's simply no reason for him to leave lest he and his family dislike CS. And maybe they do. I just don't have any reason to believe that.
In just a year Sumlin is essentially doing what he wants in recruiting--both regionally and nationally. In another two he'll have a 100k+ seat stadium, more new facilities, and maybe an SEC championship. He'll be making around $4M while coaching the only Texas team in the SEC.
You don't leave that situation. You don't leave it because there's no reason to.
Is A&M the name that USC is? No. Of course not. But that's not hindering the progress of the program--it's on a meteoric rise. That's also not keeping Sabastian Larue, a SoCal kid, from committing here on his OV (this after decommitting from USC).
This post has been edited 3 times, most recently by WithoutRecourse 15 months ago
Sumlin will not go to USC. The number from our AD will always be greater than those from other suitors.
Again, you're talking about TAMU--a place starved for success. A program with the requisite infrastructure in place. What you're going to see now are the proverbial pieces coming together.
No one--from Sharp, to Loftin, to Hyman, to the regents--will let this grasp slip by losing Sumlin. They've gambled on this SEC move; they're not going to do anything to compromise their gambit.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by WithoutRecourse 15 months ago
I remember when you dumb asses on TexAgs said Billy Gillispie would not jump to Kentucky because it was "a lateral move".
Equating Kentucky basketball with aggy Bball - it wasn't the stupidest post I've ever read on TexAgs but it was in the Top 25.
Sumlin's current salary is $2ish mil. IF USC wanted him, they would easily outbid A&M. USC paid their DC $1.4 mil in 2012.
Sumlin makes $2.5, Kiffin $3M.
Also--quick hint. First year salary =/= full extent of what we can pay ... C'mon, bro. We actually paid Fran more. Of course that's because we had to lure him from Bama; Sumlin came from UH. That $2.5M doubled his salary there.
That doesn't prove anything. USC and A&M have roughly the same athletic revenue. A&M's endowment is twice USC's. just because they weren't overpaying their DC doesn't mean they can't or won't. On top of that, USC is going to have serious depth/youth issues over the next 4-6 years as a result of their scholarship sanctions beginning in 2012. It's not a great job at this time.
Have to give sumlin his due for the job he did this year. He will have the aggies in contention for the top prize next year without a doubt and will be in the discussion for top jobs, but to say that he is certain to move on is pure speculation. However, he is almost certain to entertain the idea of becoming head man at a place like usc if given the opportunity.
Now, while I think sumlin has done a masterful job this year, I think he is being wreckless with his current recruiting class. He has only four OL committed in a class of thirty five when three may be gone and with ten WR's to replace the three contributors that are graduating. He is recruiting much the way we did before overhauling our staff when we didn't pay as much attention to the line play and recruit accordingly. We now know that such neglect has cost texas more than any other single mistake made by the texas coaches in a slew of mistakes which was just applified by the fact that mack wanted a downhill running game.
Anyway, it is just an observation of mine about sumlin. Maybe that is some indication of his current intentions. I mean, if you ask me, he is not recruiting for the long haul. Taking that many wide receivers is a quick fix in the attempt to produce results in the short term, hedging against having to wait to development in the long term. It tells me he wants to make sure he has the skill position talent while he has manziel.
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