Sunday, May 11, 2014

Horns can't get hooked

No players drafted. At all. Last time this happened to Texas is when the Hindenburg blew up.  Here is some perspective:

#6 recruiting class in 2009
#2 recruiting class in 2010
#4 recruiting class in 2011

9 5-star players
38 4-star players 

Not one player drafted.   Some more perspective:  

Baylor - 5
SMU - 2
Texas Tech - 2
Rice - 1
Texas -  0

Enjoy the meltdown


Anonymous said...

I heard A&M had at least one taken.

Ready Steady Go said...

So much for the braggarts who perenially boast about 'recruiting class'. Speaking of which, Savior Freeze, a little closer to home, boasts of some mighty fine recruiting classes since he parted the Oxford waters and is picked to go 7-5 this year.

Kingfish said...

I mean, seriously, did you EVER think you would see the day when more players were drafted from Rice than Texas?

bill said...

As a Longhorn fan and season ticket holder, I bemoaned the departure of Mack Brown, who I still think is one of the finest men to ever grace his profession. Maybe the powers that be knew more about it than I did...

Burke said...

If only this could happen to Alabama. It all goes back to those ridiculous statues. Could we get a reprise of Colt chasing Honey Booboo?

Anonymous said...

The firing of Mack Brown is somewhat akin to what happened down at USM, albeit on a larger scale. People get greedy and think they should be in contention for a National Championship every year and one or two down years and the get rid of a great coach. As a State fan, I realize that neither State or Ole Miss will most likely play for a NC and the sooner both sides realize this, the more fun both sides will have.

Anonymous said...

Actually Bower had no losing year when they got rid of him. His record of bowl games and conference championships and winning seasons rival most any team in the country. The problem was his apparent disdain for or indifference toward the fan base. Fans got what they asked for, now look.

Bill Dees said...

No "Five Star" Texas recruits drafted? Is this perhaps an indictment of the services that "rate" high school players?

Pittpanther said...

There are two things wrong with the various rating services that put stars next to high school players.

1. The ratings tell you what kind of high school player he was. They don't tell you, and can't possibly know, whether a given player has "peaked," or will continue to improve. Nor can stars tell you which players are "hungry" and will continue to work hard, versus those which are just happy to get to college and stop pushing once they get there.

2. Rating services change their opinions depending on what schools are looking at a player. I have heard anecdotally of three star players suddenly becoming five stars, because a school like Notre Dame or Michigan (or Texas) shows interest.

Keep in mind, Notre Dame has had top ten classes for decades, but hasn't been relevant in football since the early 90s...

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