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Quick question for you regarding Trickett. Is he a good recruiter, does he like to go on the road and recruit, etc?
Despite what many on this board say he is acknoledged as one of the best X & O OL coaches in the country by players and coaches. But he doesnt seem to get it done in recruiting.
Reason I ask is that given who he hires it is obvious that Jimbo puts a premium on recruiting ability but it doesnt jive with Trickett.
This post was edited by delawarenole 18 months ago
I'm not Josh (obviously) but if the recruits are honest then you have to think that he's well liked by recruits. All I read is then saying how much they like him and their parents like him..
I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that site administrators being openly honest about how crappy coaches "could possibly be" probably isn't the best business model.
Good luck in your quest for answers!
This post was edited by BrickTamland 18 months ago
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I could be wrong, but I've always heard that Trickett is so certain about the types of guys he invests his time in, that he is always liked. He knows his type and doesn't chase the kids that he knows from decades of coaching, can't or won't handle his coaching style. As much as I have to admit that I would like to see a better OL at FSU with the time Trickett has been here, 4-5 years of his coaching puts you in a great position to get drafted. I just think he is a double edged sword at times and with him you get the good with the bad. It is what it is.
Again, and again, and again... coaches recruit by region--not position. Maybe OL prospects don't like RT and are polite about it (or their parents), but he pulls in a decent amount of kids at other positions.
True he does seem to land others all the time.
Then it isnt hsi recruiting ability which leads you two one of two answers:
1) Kids dont want to play for his style of coach
2) He is too set in his ways
I am leaning towards #2. He only goes after kids he likes - less offers are the result and if you miss on one or two like this year you are screwed.
Trickett is not like Pruitt, Gran, Coley, etc. He's not a young, fiery recruiter like he once was, but he really does get after it. But I can see this stuff wearing on him over time.
However, the guy is a top notch offensive line coach.
I believe some adjustments need to be made with how Florida State recruits the offensive line, but if you can get them on campus, Trickett can be a heck of a closer.
This post was edited by Tom Loy 18 months ago
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I think you are on to something Tom.
How we recruit offensive line has been an issue, but that seems to slowly be changing. Instead of fullbacks and tightends across the whole trench, we are finally pulling in some behemoths. Really wish we could have held on to Watson for one more year.
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Unfortunately I don't see him leaving until Clint does. Sorry guys. Trickett isn't the whole problem but he doesn't help one bit.
Trickett is NOT entirely the problem for our poor OL recruiting since Jimbo has taken over, but I am convinced that other teams use him to negatively recruit against common OL targets. And IMO Jimbo hasn't built the type of O that he can sell to the sort of GAM OL that he wants.
Jimbo isn't stupid, so he must know that after watching Bama dominate ND in the NCG, and seeing the OLs for the two teams in the superbowl, that the road to championships are through a dominant OL. The Ravens' OL is very good and the 9-ers OL has been dominant all season--its 1 of only 3 NFL teams that hasn't lost a starter all season and Harbaugh has used his high draft choices on OL for the past few years.
I want to see Jimbo make OL the priority for recruiting going forward, which will require doing things differently that they have been done until now.
This post was edited by tlhwg 18 months ago
Trick is a no BS guy so I can see how some of today's recruits wouldn't jive well with him. Kids these days are more entitled and need to have their egos stroked and Coach Trick doesn't strike me as the type to do that. I'm sure rumors of him being extremely hard to play for have been used by opposing coaches as a negative recruiting tool.
What makes you think Jimbo is one to stroke egos? Both are no nonsense.
Everyone says he is a good or even "elite" OL coach when it comes down to the Xs and Os... When was this? Our OL hasn't been anything special in years.
In his defense and todays recruiting world, it's like telling Clint Eastwood to tweet about his day.
Coach Trickett isn't flashy, he is simply himself to everyone. Not todays techy chameleon but a simple, great and strict Coach
This post was edited by DAKOTANOLE 18 months ago
Trickett is a good coach and recruiter. However, he's a very easy target for negative recruiting, which is his biggest problem.
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