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Are stars overrated?

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by Quattro, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Are they?

    I think it depends on position but usually a 5* is a player whom fully developed before everyone else did and thus have a very good advantage. Now the exception to this is QB but a lot of times a 5* have already peaked in their senior year of high school.

    Another flaw with the star system is that theirs a huge talent gap in high school. Not knocking anyone, but look at Joey O'Conner. He'll probably be ranked as a 4* but he's playing against 3A competition where 3A players are much smaller than 5A players. Idk I've always felt that they were overrated at every position except for QB and sometimes RB but I think it depends more on the coaching the team has.

    Thoughts?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Another example, look at Jimmy Smith, he was a 3* coming out of high school and now is a should be top 10-15 pick had it not been for "character issues".
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Creatini you might have a hard time getting replies. Allbuffs has this thread pop up a few times per year.
     
  5. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Ugh. Not again. Yes, they do.
     
  6. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Well, this can be the first one of 2011! :thumbsup:
     
  7. Ruckus

    Ruckus Peep my words. Club Member

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    Read old threads if you feel like learning about old discussions. This is ****ing ridiculous.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Feel free to link them then ass****.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I thought kids were good at the internet?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Feel free to link them then ass****.
     
  11. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I am but how was I supposed to know that their were multiple threads about this when I've been around for 6 months and have never seen one and the search function doesn't like me.
     
  12. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    Someone is letting down their generation.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No matter what site it is, the search function always gives me problems but that certainly doesn't mean I'm letting down my generation. Hell my focus is IT.
     
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    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    See above post.
     
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    dply Doble hoja Club Member

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    Wasn't that Mr. Garrison's vehicle?

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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    :lol: great episode.
     
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    Cousin IT?
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Information Technology you ****wad, quit confusing me with NU fans.
     
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    holy ****ing ****, THIS is why I can't put you on ignore!
     
  20. SINKRATZ

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    I don't think stars can be overrated - players can be overrated based on the numbers of stars assigned to them, but I don't believe stars themselves can be overrated...unless you're talking about giant balls of gas in the sky in which case I generally agree with you, they just sort of hang there and twinkle.

    The sun however, is vastly underrated - if that thing burns out, we're all in deep s**t.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    No skin off of my head. Sorry I made a thread that I hadn't seen since I've been here and thought it would be a good discussion since we have nothing else to bitch at other than Von Miller.
     
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    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Based on message board comments, you'd think that no one believes in the star system. With rare exceptions*, every one of us (myself included) gets more excited about a 4* prospect visiting CU than a 3* visiting.

    Fact is, though, it's statistically correlated with success in college and future likelihood of being a high draft pick. So we're right to be excited.




    *Rare exception from the 2011 class: Everything about Paulay Asiata made me think he was one of the top 3 OLs in the west but he didn't grade out nearly that high. Scout had him as a 4* (#20 something tackle), but Rivals had him just a hair above a 2* and ESPN pretty much agreed. I guess we'll see who was right over the next few years.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Generally a high * prospect will be recruited harder which will bring more excitment when said person visits.
     
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    Personally, I'm concerned about super novas and gamma radiation disrupting our IT.:lol:
     
  25. Creebuzz

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    Nose.
     
  26. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Back.
     
  27. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    Wait, wait, wait...high star prospects are recruited harder...are you sure??

    Actually, now that I think about it, you may be on to something here. Where were you 5 years ago with this pearl of wisdom?
     
  28. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Profound I know. And I was a wee little freshman.
     
  29. SINKRATZ

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    It's still nose.
     
  30. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I've heard a variant of all 3.
     

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