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And combine that with their spead offense, because they know where all the best RB's go... I agree with 55-0....
This is what I was getting at. Plus, one of them was a Juco transfer. To say that Foster (or another big name lb) wasn't a must get is laughable considering their returning lb core. It's even funnier to say that they only took 2 on purpose. Maybe Ellis is so awesome that he doesn't miss and both of these guys will be 4 year starters. Doubt it though.
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Where did you read that he was not a priority? Their are certain guys in every recruiting class that have a spot no matter what. Johnson was saying Foster was one of those guys. Vanderdoes and Conner were those guys for us this year. I agree with you that it was a big miss for them. I just think he was addressing the fact that they only took 2 linebackers and the only way they would have taken a 3rd is if it was a "can't miss" guy like Foster.
Johnson implied that losing Foster was no big deal. That's a dmb ass implication. Even if you only play 2 LB's, having a 5 star killer at one of those 2 spots makes a huge difference.
Cassanova is player and will make a huge impact at linebacker for them in the very near future. He's physically very gifted and was popping people by seasons end but was out of position quite a bit which should be expected from a freshman with poor coaching. He grew up in a tough neighborhood and has a mean streak. He plays with a chip on his shoulder.
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He tried to make it seem like missing on Foster was no big deal because they already had 2 guys but what if 1 of those 2 is a bust?
Comparing their situation to ours isnt the same. We have studs waiting for their turn to play and not getting a 5 star that was never committed will not affect our situation at this point. They missed on a 5 star that lives in the same city and was committed to them, to their biggest rival who is already stacked at the position, while they are anemic at that position.
He wasn't just a "can't miss" he was a "gotta have".
"You need about 12 safeties on the roster." Pretty good barn logic. I guess he watched film for the last 2 years and saw that the safeties were the only guys making any tackles, so get more safeties. Why not play 11 at a time.
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Tommy Casanova still has eligibility? He's a safety. Only need 11 more.
There's no doubt its a huge loss for them. We agree on that. I just took it as him trying to justify the number of linebackers they signed, not the level of talent. And I definitely did not see it as an insult to Foster
+1 We are splitting hairs here.
You are correct with that statement.
That whole article was excuses. They really wanted to Mackenro just as much as they wanted McKensie. Wow
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