Daily Archives: March 11, 2008

“LSU, you’ve just won the MNC, what are you going to do now?”

Skip class, evidently.

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“It’s your job to ask the question, it’s mine to say no.”

Tommy Bowden opens up to the media about Ray Ray McElrathbey.

The powers that be at Clemmins have to be eagerly awaiting the next spin in the news cycle. Can’t they have the arrest of another Alabama player, or something?

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UPDATE:  It’s a family affaaiiir, it’s a family affair

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Rating the raters

It’s a simple question, really. Between Rivals and Scout, which service does a better job of predicting the success of its five star recruits?

Here’s an analysis of that very question for the kids named to All-American teams in 2007.

A few observations:

  • Scout is a lot more generous handing out five stars than is Rivals.
  • Rivals was more accurate from a percentage standpoint in picking out 2007 AAs.
  • Neither service does well identifying punters and placekickers as future stars.
  • The fullback is a dying breed.

If you go to the linked spreadsheet, you’ll see that Georgia only had three players named to any AA list: Southerland, Velasco and Moreno. No top ten team had fewer. Hawaii had six. Tech had four. That’s a good indicator of what a lot of team depth and good coaching will do for a school.

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