Wednesday, February 05, 2014

First reactions to Signing Day

I will follow up after Addazio's Press Conference Wednesday afternoon, but here are my initial thoughts on Signing Day...

1. Making it a BIG DEAL!!!. Some may be put off by the hype surrounding Signing Day. I can see your point. But that doesn't mean it is going away. If BC wants to compete at this level, it means we have to have special web pages for the signees. It means we have to put it up all over social media. It means we have to play the game with the recruiting sites.

2. Holding onto the class. Other than Tarpley's change of heart last week, Addazio did a good job of keeping everyone on board. That is tougher than it sounds. Even the best programs and best recruiters get surprises along the way.

3. Strength in numbers. BC lists 30 recruits on their website. That is a huge class for any school and a mega class by BC's usually conservative standards. There will be attrition and guys who don't live up to their hype, but I am all for big classes. Addazio needs help in many areas. Bringing in a big class speeds up the rebuilding process.

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At 2:34 PM, Blogger Goberry said...

Five words why I can never get on the recruiting hype bandwagon. Ross Applegate and Josh Haden.

At 4:01 PM, Blogger Joseph said...

Yeah, but it still can be fun. Just imagine all the young studs clowning in front of cameras absolutely convinced that the whole world revolves around them. They fall pretty hard when the message gets delivered in so many ways that they were wrong. When they have the fame and the money everyone will be an adoring fan, then, if they don't take exceptional care, gone in a flash. Schools have got to do so much more in preparing these kids for their new lives in the spotlight.

At 4:41 PM, Blogger Tim said...

To me the most interesting aspect of signing day is wondering which unheralded recruit will turn out to be BC's next star.

Gosder Cherilus, Matt Ryan, Ron Brace, B.J. Raji, Mark Herzlich, Anthony Castonzo, Luke Kuechly, and Andre Williams were all Rivals 2-star or 3-star recruits who went on to great careers.

At 5:21 PM, Blogger Legal Eagle said...

Couldn't agree more with Tim. Although I do look forward to the day when some big name recruits come in and dominate for us in addition to the 2-3 star guys who turn into studs. Hopefully Daz has us on that path.

At 7:14 PM, Blogger Big Jack Krack said...

I see that Josh Bordner might take a role like Brian Miller last season.

Which begs the question - how is Brian Miller? I never heard a peep after he was hurt. Does anyone have any info?


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