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MacIntyre (and Bobo) talks about issues with the recruiting game with USA Today

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  1. Buffnik

    Buffnik Real name isn't Nik Club Member Junta Member

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    MacIntyre said he'd like to do a study analyzing the past 10 years of highly touted high school players and how their college careers actually panned out. He's noticed how early attention changed players — often without them realizing they were changing — and also something prohibited development, both as a football player and as a young adult.

    "With all of the media attention to it, I think it changes and corrupts kids a little bit at a young age," MacIntyre said. "They're too young to really handle it all."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/sport...cintyre-college-football-recruiting/28265321/
     
  2. TimmyDUBs

    TimmyDUBs Dirty haole Club Member

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  3. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    I pretty much agree with both of them. The recruitment of kids at the Freshman and Sophomore (and sometimes younger) levels is ridiculous. Most of those kids have the mental maturity of a 10 year old and are still trying to grow armpit hair and deal with acne. They shouldn't be dealing with the pressure that recruiting brings at that stage in their development as a person and football player.
     
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  5. absinthe

    absinthe Ambitious but rubbish. Club Member Junta Member

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    Had a basketball coach said this i think it would have carried more weight recruiting there is really ****ed up. This is going way back but look at a guy like Schea Cotton who was being talked about as a potential player to skip college and go straight to the draft in 9th grade. Those are players I really think it hurts are the ones benefiting from early physical maturity, it gets into their head, they don't progress and when others catch up they are ****ed.
     
  6. SINKRATZ

    SINKRATZ Club Member Club Member

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    They're not wrong, but as a coach you have the choice to play the game under the current rules or get left in the dust. Some coaches figure out how to make the system work for them, others don't.
     
  7. J.R. Ewing

    J.R. Ewing Club Member Club Member

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    If only there was some sort of organization that made rules for stuff like this....
     
  8. MtnBuff

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    It's kind of like Nebraskans and body odor, everyone knows it's a problem but nobody has a good solution.

    Seriously it is an issue, the kids aren't ready to handle it and the schools abuse it.

    You could make more rules regulating it but the worst offenders would just find different ways to do it (cheat) meaning that a lot of the kids get corrupted even earlier.

    With a lot of the kids it can't help but go to their heads. "You can't tell me I need to work on ____________, Coach XXXX from YYY already told me he had a scholarship waiting for me."

    It wouldn't address the recruiting of sophomores and freshmen but I still would like to see a limited early signing period. Each school gets to sign up to 5 kids in the spring of their junior year with the provision that they can't back out, as long as the kid passes the clearing house they owe him a scholly.

    What this would do is let a lot of kids know where they really stand. They could then ask the coaches why they didn't get to be one of the early signings when the coaches are telling them that they are their number one priority. Turns out that the school has about 30 number 1 priority kids.
     
  9. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    How would this be regulated? Coaches come to the schools to speak with a Junior/Senior and they are told by the NCAA they can't speak with the Freshman/Sophomores? How could that possibly be enforced?
     
  10. Gramburglar

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    Sepp Blatter is listening...
     
  11. sliderNcider

    sliderNcider MacLovin Club Member

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    Sorry Dyamond Lee we don't want you since you're corrupted
     
  12. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you were a kid?
     
  13. Duff Man

    Duff Man Moderator Club Member Junta Member

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    Not cool to see CU and CSU tied at the hip in a national publication.
     
  14. Daaah

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    We need a good season in the worst way.
     
  15. HotRack

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    In before this justifies MacIntyre going after diamonds in the rough.
     
  16. DBT

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    Sounds like they are pandering, a bit, to high school coaches and parents. It comes across like the kid complaining because the other kids don't play fair.
     
  17. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    Aren't you the one who usually does that?
     
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    I guess the only thing that disturbs me about this bit of off season fluff is that Mike would allow it to happen.

    l know we were all stunned to hear that elite highschool athletes can let it get to there heads.

    Now MM set himself up for the "recruiting sucks because your taking the moral high ground" argument. Weird that he gave the interview?
     
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  19. Quattro

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    No he didn't, he just said how he would change things. Not an uncommon thing for D1 coaches to say.
     
  20. onealcd

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    Didn't Urban Meyer come out a couple months ago complaining about schools over offering and throwing offers out like they were candy?
     
  21. TSchekler

    TSchekler Darth's Hero Club Member

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    Yeah, but don't let facts get in the way of a good ol' fashioned Mike MacIntyre beat down by the AllBuffs' elite.
     
  22. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I don't think you know what "elite" means.
     
  23. BuffLuKe

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    Don't see this as a big deal. Recruits that have the right mental makeup, know how to work and better themselves as a player and person make it. The ones that read press clippings and don't put in the work don't. Ill use a different sport but MJ is a good example, that dude outworked everyone, hard worker. As far as them being able to handle the pressure, well you'll find out so choose wisely.
     
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    You're thoroughly unhelpful, you know that?
     
  25. Darth Snow

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    yup. Really disturbing.
     
  26. Burrito Palazzo

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    I do what I can.
     
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    Not only does it sound like sour grapes from MacIntyre because of his recruiting, but he ties in our brand with a lesser brand. All around a lousy decision to do the interview. Wish RG said no.
     
  28. FlatironsBuff

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    Shouldn't that be 'I don't do what I can' for you?
     
  29. Burrito Palazzo

    Burrito Palazzo huff my smug Club Member

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    I don't do what I can't?
     
  30. DBT

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    Yeah. The millions upon millions who read it will laugh at us.
     

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