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TNOLE27, I upvoted you. Not because of agreeing with everything you said, but because of how you backed up your beliefs with facts.
FSU killed it in 2011.
Alphonse Taylor and Glauser were both committed in December, a year after taking 8. They effectively gave up on Glauser when the NCAA screwed him out of a second year. Signed Watson late.
FSU was planning on taking 1-2 HS kids and 1 JUCO. Had Taylor committed, and were working hard on Goodman/Peat as the 2nd HS kid. Taylor has his GF issues and decides to stay in state, under the guise of playing DT. Peat I still think we land if he didn't miss his visit because of a personal issue. Goodman looked like a pretty good shot at coming here.
Ended up taking 2 JUCO OTs. We had no idea Watson would be a one and done or that Glauser would get screwed.
If you can't see the confluence of late issues in 2012, can't help you.
2013: we had 4 OL committed in July. Golson at OT, Hoefield C, Denson G, and Klepal G/T. Klepal had his medical issue.
Should our line be filled with guys recruited in the 2009/2010 classes? Maybe 3-4 tops, and we had 3 signed in 2009, and 2010 was a class dedicated almost exclusively to defense. Let's also not forget we were recruiting with less than half a staff in 2009.
I mean honestly, if you can't look at some of the issues as just plain bad luck (ie 2012, Klepal, the 2009 departures, Prestwood, etc), I don't know what to tell you.
996, and Goodman went to play with his brother at ASU(as did Theus) and Peat decided to stay closer to home, goto a great academic institution and also a hot team on the field.
Now, you can say maybe we should have had a plan C and D knowing our top three prospects were long shots. But if we end strong on the OL(and we won't now for 3-4 years), all's well, that ends well.
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