Coaching = acquiring + developing talent?

Chart worth looking at here:

Screenshot_2020-01-28 SportSource Analytics on Twitter Top 15 #CFB teams with the highest Team Talent Rating (average playe[...]

No wonder ‘Bama and Ohio State are two of three teams with single-digit losses in that time span.  And then there’s Clemson, certainly good on talent, but not on the level of the other two — but sporting even fewer losses than those two.

This chart is going to get very interesting to look at in a couple of years, as Richt’s last class and Kirby’s transitional class drop off and Clemson’s 2020 and 2021 classes kick in.  Even as it is now, though, look at the gap between the Dawgs and the Gators.  Mullen’s got to do a lot of great coaching to make up for that.

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UPDATE:  Bottom 15 here.  Yes, Georgia Tech is on the list, but, no, it’s not the worst.

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20 responses to “Coaching = acquiring + developing talent?

  1. ASEF

    Amazing what a weak conference and some Ostarine can do.

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  2. Timphd

    No wonder Southern Cal fans are upset. Look at squandered talent there.

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    • Will (the other one)

      Ditto FSU fans (though I suspect they either whiffed on recruiting o-line the last few years, or Taggart had no one worth a crap coaching the position.)

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    • rchris

      Look at the other chart and compare Washington State’s w-l to USC. X’s and O’s mean a little somwthing too, eh?

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  3. Former Fan

    Looks to me like USC isn’t in the right spot. They have fewer 5 stars and fewer 4 stars and fewer 3 stars than UGA but ranked higher in talent? Something doesn’t make sense about that.

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    • Russ

      Yeah, that’s the problem with these measurabating charts. You throw so many numbers out there that it starts to become meaningless. And I say that as an engineer, so I’m used to measurabating charts.

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  4. stoopnagle

    Ah, yes, the Mullen does more with less meme. The longer it persists, the more fun a mid-autumn trip to Amelia starts to sound.

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  5. Chi-town Dawg

    Whole lotta talent being wasted in USC and FSU…

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    • BMan

      It makes me wonder if there’s a whole lot of players being incorrectly evaluated as talented before they reach USC (or FSU).

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  6. MGW

    Wazzu and Wake both being bottom 10 ought to have an effect on the way some people around here view Leach’s coaching ability and Newman’s stats from last year. Both will be surrounded with a whole lot more talent this year.

    On the other hand, the State faithful might need to be prepared to “participate” a little more than usual going forward. Leach ain’t exactly a big recruiter.

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  7. Otto

    Clemson recruits DL very well, the area that many credit the SEC run of BCS CG wins to.

    FSU hasn’t done well at OL, us UGA fans know something about that.

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  8. The Third

    Clemson near the top in talent and also plays in a division that contains 4 teams near the bottom in talent (plus a few cupcakes each year)? They should win 8 games a year if they all make it down that hill without falling.

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    • Chi-town Dawg

      LMAO – even if half of them did fall going down the hill, they’d still wind up with at least 8 wins in the ACC

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      • Otto

        Schedule aside, Dabo is 2-3 against Bama and one of those losses was in ’08. Gus is at 3-4 against Bama. Who is in the game and has done better against them? If they played in the SEC West would they have more losses? Yes. Would UGA? Yes. However, Clemson has done well when they were put on the big stage the past 5 years or so.

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        • Chi-town Dawg

          I don’t disagree – Clemson is a very good football team loaded with talent who happens to play in an absolutely horrible conference. Having said that, they wake up Labor Day weekend every year with 7 wins before their feet hit the floor.

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  9. I’ll give it to Clemson- they do a decent job of filling positions of need with mostly elite talent without going too overboard like some others. And, on the other end of the spectrum, we have Tennessee who offers anything with a pulse.

    Clemson kinda reminds me of NFL teams with their smaller number of blue chippers. Obviously they’re overall number is college like but I don’t see them losing as many blue chips to the portal. They’re able to steal the best from under Bama and is because they don’t always have three 5 stars ahead of them.

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  10. Though, I don’t get how Dabo does it. He seems more gumpish than most Bama fans.

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  11. Rival

    Look at Saban with that 66 and 6. That’s a sign, right there.

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