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Coach MikeMac will honor all Current Commits

Discussion in 'University of Colorado Recruiting Archive' started by Darth Snow, Dec 11, 2012.

  1. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    As suggested on the radio yesterday by HCMM, and Per 247 today, all current commits will be honored.

    Positive: good for long term recruiting in california, prevents any burning of bridges. Also just the "right" thing to do. These kids want to be buffs.

    Con: Lots of commits with questionable offers/evaluations. Some real "reaches" or "projects" if you will. Could clog up the scholly numbers without contributing for years down the road. Prevents any real improvement in our recruiting class.
     
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  2. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Didn't MacIntyre say exactly this in radio interviews yesterday?
     
  3. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    I don't recall that - he said he would be calling all of our current commits though.
     
  4. sackman

    sackman Club Member Club Member

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    It's SCOOP now. allcaps
     
  5. RalphieSpeaks

    RalphieSpeaks Club Member Club Member

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    The Positive outweighs the Con. You don't need to burn bridges in Cali at this point.
     
  6. BuffClass90

    BuffClass90 Banned BANNED

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    Did he promise to honor all current players' schollies? We have WAY TOO MANY quarterbacks for instance. Webb, Dorman, Shrock s/be gone IMO. Keep Shane, Sefo, Wood and Hirsh.
     
  7. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    nothing about the current roster has been addressed. Yet.
     
  8. Uncle Ken

    Uncle Ken Orr no morr Club Member

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    I wonder what this means for grayshirts. Good news I hope.
     
  9. buffedup

    buffedup Cooler than a Popsicle Stand. Club Member

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    Was thinking the same thing. I would hope so because there are some damn good grayshirts.
     
  10. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    :bang:
     
  11. GoonieBuff

    GoonieBuff Not really Club Member

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    Yes, I heard him say that yesterday.
     
  12. OUBuff

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    The quote in the DC article was "... if they really want to be here" he would honor the scholly offer. I guess not all want to really be here anymore. :huh:
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Makes MacIntyre's first full class in 2014 pretty vital.
     
  14. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Not sure if you were making the sarcastic understatement of the year on this one. :smile2:

    It's HUGE. The 2014 class completely determines whether CU is in long-term rebuilding mode or poised to have a solid team for the near future. I really believe we're at a tipping point. That's the primary reason I felt we needed the bump from a new staff. We couldn't wait until 2015 and have a sub-par class next year.
     
  15. Darth Snow

    Darth Snow Hawaiian Buffalo Club Member Junta Member

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    agreed with both of you. as noted in some letter someone wrote and put on a message board, it's ok to have a year of average players. However, if you want to be good, you can't rely on only one class of difference makers.
     
  16. OUBuff

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    Mac will probably be straight up with the players, let them know if they fit his system and let them make the decision whether to stay committed.

    We will probably see some movement that enables him to shape the class somewhat.
     
  17. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm serious.:wink2:

    Can't be any excuses for recruiting the 2014 class is more what I am saying. We have needs everywhere and I consider January the kick start to the class.
     
  18. Daaah

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    I agree. It also means the results on the field next year are VERY important. We need to show that we are righting the ship and generate some buzz around the new staff. I got ripped for saying it a month ago but I really do believe there is potential for fairly dramatic improvements next year. I don't mean contending for a pac 12 championship, but a lower-level bowl game is an obtainable goal.
     
  19. Lt.Col.FrankSlade

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    Winning four games would be a huge improvement over the 2012 **** show.

    And will only reinforce the incompetence of Water Bottle and his staff.
     
  20. mattrob

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    This. Honoring the offer if the kid really wants to come and pushing hard to keep them all are two different things. I'd expect a lot of the conversations to be the "you still have your scholarship, but..." variety.
     
  21. White_Rabbit

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    Looks like George Frazier had a San Jose St offer, so we can probably pencil him in.

    How many commits do we even have right now? I kinda stopped keeping track. Trammel and Ross both backed out right? And Gilbert?
     
  22. o_robbie

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    Lost that DE out of Texas. I think he was the most highly rated prospect for us once Parsons jumped ship. It would be nice to see him flip back to CU from Mizzou.
     
  23. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    Ross hasn't quite backed out.

    Parson decommitted.

    Jagne flipped to ASU.

    Loud flipped to Mizzou.

    Trammel was dropped due to academics.

    Gilbert is still committed.
     
  24. mac2012

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    Gilbert is looking around. Dunston took a visit to Fresno State.
     
  25. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    Here is a reality check for you. After this recruiting class 3 of the last four classes will have been with "lame duck" coaching situations. In 2009 everyone thought that Hawkins was gone - he wasn't but the impact on recruiting happened, 2010 was 2009 part two and Hawkins really was gone and Embree had a few weeks to recruit(did a pretty good job), 2011 was the exception to the trend and we had a decent class, now in 2012 we are once again losing the top end of our class because of a coaching change. This is not good for the overall talent level in the program. You really recruit a class for about two years anymore. Not saying that you cannot get some solid players in here but these situations hurt and when you stack them up on one another you end up with depth problems and a lack of playmakers.
     
  26. White_Rabbit

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    What's the alternative? Keeping Embree nets us pretty much the same class, and then next year with a bigger class we're really screwed with his lame duck status.
     
  27. BlackNGold

    BlackNGold Club Member Club Member

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    I am not talking about Embree at all. I am talking about the overall level of talent on the team and if the trend is not turned around rapidly this could be a long rebuild. I heard Terry Donahue on the radio the other day and he said " I guarantee you no coach can win without talent. Some don't win with talent but no one wins without it."
     
  28. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    It makes a lot of sense to me if Mac is inviting graduated juniors back for another year and avoiding attrition.

    Keep the team together and work the numbers for a larger 2014 & smaller 2013 class.
     

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