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I hope in state recruits listen to Joey O'Conner

Discussion in 'Colorado Football Message Board' started by DBT, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    SIAP. In the post, he talked about how much he had taken the State of Colorado for granted and that, after a year in Ohio, he really missed it. That is the message that our in state recruits need to hear. Even worse for him, he could have been a Buff but now must settle for csu.
     
  2. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Ohio ****ing sucks.

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  3. BuffUp

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    amazing as we get older what we take and don't take for granted? I can see 20/20 into the past.
     
  4. Hugegroove

    Hugegroove Club Member Club Member

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    Yep! I've heard similar stories from others who moved out of state for work, marriage, school, etc; and most all of them said they regretted it in some way. Most of which got homesick for friends, family, quality of life, mountains, scenery, weather, etc.
     
  5. BlackNGold

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    Unfortunately it probably will have little impact. Go to Ohio State or Texas, etc for a recruiting visit on game day and it can turn many a young man's head.
     
  6. DBT

    DBT Club Member Club Member

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    I've been there once. Dayton. I agree with your assessment. The only other place I can think of that I've been to that I would be a place I'd like to live is San Diego. I think that once Mac turns this thing around staying home in Colorado will be much more appealing. I've always heard the argument that if you stay home and star in college, you have a great shot at success after college in whatever endeavor you undertake.
     
  7. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    The old quality of life argument that has little bearing on football recruiting.
     
  8. FtColBuff

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    I agree with the OP. I also hope Risner, Noller, and Jones are listening to O'Connor. Boulder is the best place in Colorado to play BCS college football. The great part is you get to play in front of your family and friends.
     
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    Boulder is the only place in Colorado to play BCS football so I agree :nod:
     
  10. sweaty teets

    sweaty teets Club Member Club Member

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    i hope they're not listening to o'connor, he hates boulder.
     
  11. Jaximus

    Jaximus Club Member Club Member

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    We want the IN state kids to listen to this and the OUT of state kids to ignore it...

    If we can just FINALLY show some damn improvement on the field we'll catch more attention from both. I believe Mac has the right mindset and is a capable salesman.

    Colorado is a great state to play in. Having lived in CA, CO, TX, AZ and KS, I would prefer CO myself. I can totally understand losing recruits to USC and UCLA because what 18 year old doesn't want to hang out in the sun all year long with hotties on the beach? But Columbus OH? Hell no. Arizona is crazy hot. Oregon/Washington/Bay Area is too gray and cold.

    Assuming we have a football program that is worth a **** by 2016, there is no reason we shouldn't have top 4 ranked recruiting classes.
     
  12. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Top four recruiting class in the PAC 12 or nationally? Anyway, I'm expecting a top 45 class this cycle and a top 20 class in 2015 after we make a bowl game in 2014.
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    I'm sick of this board trying to troll me on recruiting outlooks.
     
  14. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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  15. sliderNcider

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    Windsor sucks
     
  16. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    So does Fort Collins
     
  17. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Are you reading the posts in this thread?
     
  18. Quattro

    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    Yeah but I'm not seeing much trolling going on, just people being homers
     
  19. Jaximus

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    I'm talking PAC12. On a national scale, even IF CU were playing at a PAC12 championship contending level, the best we'd probably do is top 10 - 20 nationally. I can't see us out signing (spending) SEC schools, Texas, Oklahoma, Notre Dame, Michigan, Ohio State, USC or maybe even a successful UCLA.
     
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    Quattro Banned BANNED Club Member

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    I mean other than the fact that we were consistently in the top 10 recruiting in the 90's....
     
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    Might be a recruiting strategy if a kid is picking between CU and another school with no chance at a NC or top 25 relevance.

    "Do you want to live in Pullman or Boulder young man?" is a better question than "Do you really want to win a national championship in Columbus?"

    I find it hard to believe a kid would turn down Alabama or Ohio State just because the mountains are pretty. But what do I know, I'm an out of shape desk jockey. Go Buffs!!!
     
  22. NW Buff

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    I appreciate what he is saying but how much of it has to do with getting hurt and not being able to play? When you're away from home for the first time and things aren't going well then it's really easy to feel homesick. If he had been healthy and on the field playing, I suspect his tone would be different.
     
  23. Duff Man

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    :lol:
     
  24. Jaximus

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    Were you even born in the 90's?
     
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    I don't think this recruit is a good example of why CO HS kids should be staying in-state. His dad mentioned O'Conner not enjoying college life with "metropolitan kids". Read whatever you want into that "metropolitan kids" remark.

    My take is you have to leave the farm sometime in life. Or not.

    There is always culture shock in college, but that's part of why you go to college, to experience life outside of your hometown neighborhood. And to nail some hotter *****.

    I agree that going out of state instead of to Boulder isn't always the best move. But I disagree that recruits should be fearful of culture shock.

    http://blogs.denverpost.com/preps/2...nor-leaves-ohio-states-football-program/8490/
     
  26. MtnBuff

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    Win more than 3 games in a season and it might be a whole lot easier to get some of these kids to listen, win 6 and attitudes start to change.

    Given a choice most kids want to play for a winner. They want to be on national TV games and go to bowl games. As long as Mac, Neu, and GB had teams that were in the rankings and getting national coverage it was hard to find a CO kid who didn't want to be recruited by CU. A string of losing seasons, getting blown out multiple weeks, and being looked at as a joke and CO kids don't want to admit any connection to CU.

    You can talk about Oregon's uni's etc. but they wouldn't matter if the Ducks were only winning 3-5 games a year. PSU has some of the ugliest uni's in football and still pulled top 20 classes until the Sandusky issue came out because they won. Bama has ugly uni's as well and not much else to sell as far as a school but kids all over the US want to get a Bama offer because they win.
     
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  27. Jaximus

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    Metropolitan kids...
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    O'Conner probably couldn't take all the hopscotch and jump rope.
     
  28. DBT

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    Yeah, I agree with that. And even when CU was pretty good, we lost in state kids. All I'm saying is that a Colorado kid needs to really think about what he is giving up. I also think Colorado is a little different than, say, LA. Colorado is still a fairly small state and a kid who makes a name for himself at CU will have a lot of options after school. I don't think you can say that so much for a kid from the LA area.
     
  29. Quattro

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    bigrednetwork.com/story/a_brief_history_of_husker_recruiting_1990-99/

    Maybe consistently was the wrong word but 5 top 10 classes in the 90's supports my statement. Maybe you could actually respond with some substance as to why you disagree with that...

    And yes Jaximus, I was born in the early 90's but that doesn't mean I can't do a quick google search and find the rankings to disprove your point.
     
  30. buffaholic

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    Please explain what you are talking about! I honestly have no idea. For starters, are you referring to Louisiana or Los Angeles? I assume the latter, but I honestly have no idea what you are saying!
     

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