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3 hours ago, texifornia said:

The football team brings in more revenue than your kids ever will, my friend.

No shit bitch.  Was a simple question of minimum standards. 

2 hours ago, Vito Andolini said:

Poolflood is actually Joe Jamail Senior, so he’s got you. 

He is 122 years old and full of piss and vinegar. And probably chlorine.

Ghost of Monsignor.  You of all people Don.  You of all people.

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1 hour ago, ImissWallyPryor said:

Something tells me Davis and Banks wouldn’t come here to play it on the straight and narrow. 

Banks got a massive raise and Davis wasn't allowed to go back to bama because of some NCAA stuff.

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2 minutes ago, Poolflood said:

No shit bitch.  Was a simple question of minimum standards. 

Ghost of Monsignor.  You of all people Don.  You of all people.

Minimum standard is "whatever gets you past the NCAA Clearinghouse and into our tutoring program." Same as it ever was. Not like the players used to be any smarter, they just didn't have Instagram.

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11 minutes ago, texifornia said:

Minimum standard is "whatever gets you past the NCAA Clearinghouse and into our tutoring program." Same as it ever was. Not like the players used to be any smarter, they just didn't have Instagram.

You be happy with minimum.   I'll even pos rep you sir!

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16 hours ago, ImissWallyPryor said:

I think the point about ASU was that the NCAA doesn’t investigate blatant cheating by certain schools (mostly SEC! Nike!), but they will pursue a lesser school when given the case on a silver platter via self-reporting or a whistleblower. “Look at us doing our job!”

Fucking Oregon was a pioneer in using street agents 10-15 years ago. Probably before that, because time flies and shit. 

Check these out.. https://docs.google.com/viewer?url=http://media.oregonlive.com/ducks_impact/other/Invoices and Checks - UO to Five Parties - 2006 .pdf

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51 minutes ago, BornAndRaised said:

https://247sports.com/Player/Earnest-Greene-46080544/

does he track at tackle in college?

also in terms of Tackle options, would Jaylen Early be an option? seems like hes trending to Florida State at the moment.

https://247sports.com/Player/Jaylen-Early-46082827/

Fuck you and Duncanville athletes

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5 hours ago, SuperSport said:

The issue with the old BMDs not wanting to play the bag game has been covered extensively over the years, but where the hell are our young(er) rich alums? I know @closetocarton alluded to some sort of beef with CDC, but I guess I missed the details on that…real nice of them to cut off our nose to spite our face though.

I wasn’t involved in the “ young money is angry with CDC and won’t participate in the bag game because of it “ narrative. 

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Feldman/Athletic: Elite 11 takeaways: West Coast well-represented, but Texas quarterbacks shined the brightest
 

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7. The guy everyone seemed to be most split on was Texas commit Maalik Murphy. He struggled Friday in seven-on-seven, and he knew it. I was around him when he discussed it with one of the Elite 11 coaches, and Murphy handled that exceptionally well. He came across as sincere and accountable, focused on trying to get better. Not making excuses or being obtuse.

Murphy, at 6-5 and 230 pounds, has a huge frame and big arm; if you told me he was 6-5, 245, it wouldn’t surprise me. He’s engaging and fun to be around. The guys I spoke to think he’s very coachable. He was inconsistent this week, but keep in mind, he has started only six high school games, and as one of the other Elite 11 QBs told me the other night, Murphy just turned 17 recently and is one of the youngest quarterbacks at the event. It’ll be fascinating to watch his development.

Murphy plays with real confidence in his ability to make throws into tight windows, and he displayed that several times. That’s something a lot of young quarterbacks shy away from in settings like this one. His attitude indicates he’s going to embrace getting better in the detail work and the finer nuances of the position.

 

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Elite 11 takeaways: West Coast well-represented, but Texas quarterbacks shined the brightest

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MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. — It was a fun four days of football in Southern California, a place that has produced more than its share of special quarterbacks. Mira Costa High was home to this year’s Elite 11 and The Opening, and the West Coast was well-represented, but the Texas kids shined the brightest here this week. Those are the guys I’ll most remember from this event. Here are 13 takeaways from the Elite 11.

Related: Elite 11 daily tracker

1. The most impressive quarterback was from Texas, but for at least this week, it wasn’t Quinn Ewers, the player who has the rare perfect ranking from 247Sports. Ewers was excellent overall, but the guy who I thought outshined him was Cade Klubnik, a Clemson commit from powerhouse Austin Westlake. The wiry 6-foot-2, 185-pounder, ranked as 247Sports’ No. 6 QB entering the event but likely is headed for a better ranking soon. He was the MVP selected by the Elite 11 coaches and led his team to the seven-on-seven tournament championship. His accuracy sparkled each day. He showed he could throw very well on the move, and he seemed dialed in throughout the event, which separated him from most of the other top guys who flashed at times but weren’t as consistently sharp.

 

Clemson, which is in the midst of quite a run of gifted quarterbacks, has another terrific one on the way. From talking to coaches about Klubnik and from observing him the past few days, it feels like the bust factor — the chance that he won’t come close to the hype — is going to be very low. I’ll be really, really surprised if he doesn’t have an excellent college career.

2. Conner Weigman, another Texan, is a thicker kid than Klubnik but also displayed good athleticism. Weigman sprayed the ball around early the first night a bit, but I liked how after that he responded by winning the night’s “Hole Shot” throwing competition. That kind of resilience bodes well. Weigman’s strong and should be a good fit for Jimbo Fisher at Texas A&M. Like a bunch of the more highly ranked QBs in this group, the coaches I spoke with seemed all over the place on what they thought of his skill set.

3. Ewers has a lot of ‘wow’ to his game. He throws an incredibly tight ball and makes it look effortless. He can sling it around from all sorts of arm angles. His high school coach, Riley Dodge, a former A&M and UT graduate assistant, raved about his athleticism and said the Ohio State commit could play college basketball if he wanted to go in that direction. Ewers’ seven-on-seven team struggled Saturday and never looked in rhythm, which isn’t shocking considering the skill guys the quarterbacks get paired with can be a mixed bag, and there’s little time to get in rhythm. Ewers already has crafted an amazing prep career at Southlake Carroll. Dealing with the recruiting hype that has been heaped on him won’t be easy. In my conversation with Dodge, he sounded confident that his guy has the right makeup to handle it. I suspect playing for someone like Ryan Day, with his temperament, will help on that front.

4. Devin Brown entered the event ranked No. 22 among the QBs by 247Sports, but he generated a ton of buzz in the first two days of the camp. He’s about 6-3 and can really rip the ball. Here’s what I really liked about him. I thought his “pro day” workout in the Thursday night event was as impressive as any of the quarterbacks, and that included the counselors. He rose to the moment and looked in command with a hot hand, like he was clearing out the racks and draining jumpers in a 3-point contest. If I was a Trojans fan, I’d be excited about him, and Clay Helton’s staff deserves a lot of credit here. Just like with Sam Darnold and Kedon Slovis, the Trojans found and went all in on a (relatively) unheralded gem.

5. Walker Howard seemed a little shorter than I expected, but he has a lot of juice. He’s listed at 6-1 and 195 pounds, and like Brown, he displayed a lot of confidence and command. Howard also looked really athletic. He’s set to go the same place where his father, Jamie, was a standout QB, LSU, and he’ll make a deep quarterbacks room that much better, joining Garrett Nussmeier and Max Johnson in 2022. Walker and Nussmeier — both second-generation QBs — may not have ideal size, but they are very dynamic and fit well in this generation of football.

6. I know Tennessee fans have endured a lot with their program of late, but they have a keeper in QB commit Tayven Jackson, a 6-4, 190-pounder. He had a lot of good moments that I saw. Jackson has a quick release and excellent feet. He’s a terrific all-around athlete and has a lot of presence to him. He’s an outstanding basketball player and golfer, too. I liked how he talked to the coaches and former NFL guys at the event. He seemed to have a lot of natural leadership qualities and charisma. I’d bet on this kid being a really good one for Josh Heupel.

7. The guy everyone seemed to be most split on was Texas commit Maalik Murphy. He struggled Friday in seven-on-seven, and he knew it. I was around him when he discussed it with one of the Elite 11 coaches, and Murphy handled that exceptionally well. He came across as sincere and accountable, focused on trying to get better. Not making excuses or being obtuse.

Murphy, at 6-5 and 230 pounds, has a huge frame and big arm; if you told me he was 6-5, 245, it wouldn’t surprise me. He’s engaging and fun to be around. The guys I spoke to think he’s very coachable. He was inconsistent this week, but keep in mind, he has started only six high school games, and as one of the other Elite 11 QBs told me the other night, Murphy just turned 17 recently and is one of the youngest quarterbacks at the event. It’ll be fascinating to watch his development.

Murphy plays with real confidence in his ability to make throws into tight windows, and he displayed that several times. That’s something a lot of young quarterbacks shy away from in settings like this one. His attitude indicates he’s going to embrace getting better in the detail work and the finer nuances of the position.

8. Coming in, Drew Allar, a Penn State commit, reminded some of the Elite 11 coaches of a young Josh Allen. That’s hefty praise. I’ll go with this: He’s the most physically gifted quarterback James Franklin has landed since he has been in Happy Valley. He was very impressive the first two days of the camp and then like many of the QBs at the event, tailed off some. The Penn State staff has a lot to work with in Allar.

9. Alabama commit Ty Simpson looked like one of the guys you would think has been groomed well to be a college QB. On Friday, there were a few shaky moments for his seven-on-seven team, and he bounced right back to throw touchdowns.

10. I never heard of Duce Robinson, a 2023 tight end from Arizona and son of former Florida State defensive back/wideout Dominic Robinson, a former five-star back in the 2001 class, until this week. But he turned my head a few times by making some amazing catches, including Moss-ing some talented cornerbacks in the tournament title game. It was the most impressive play I saw this week. Remember his name.

11. I ran into Clemson star wide receiver Justyn Ross on Friday night. He said his recovery is going great. Sounds like the Tigers will have their big wideout back and ready to make a lot of big plays this fall. Ross missed the 2020 season after having surgery because of a spinal issue he was born with.

12. Former Michigan QB Devin Gardner worked the event as an Elite 11 coach this week. It’s the first time I’ve been around Gardner since his playing days in Ann Arbor. He is now a colleague, having been signed as a broadcaster by FOX Sports and the Big Ten Network. Everyone around there this week got to see his energy and personality. He’s a private QB coach back in Michigan and was great with the kids. My hunch is he’s going to have a very bright future as a TV guy.

13. I wrote about Liberty quarterback Malik Willis a few months ago and the buzz building about his NFL Draft stock given his rocket arm and his wheels. The thing I didn’t quite grasp about the former Auburn QB was just how muscled he is, especially in his lower body. He’s built like an NFL linebacker. I’m guessing he’s about 6-2, maybe 235 pounds. Is he a little too thick right now as a quarterback? I don’t know. The ball jumped out of his hand like no other quarterback in the stadium this week.

(Photo of Cade Klubnik: Cal Sport Media via AP Images)

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Bruce Feldman is the National College Football Insider for The Athletic. One of the sport’s leading voices, he also is a sideline reporter for FOX College Football. Bruce has covered college football nationally for more than 20 years and is the author of numerous books on the topic, including "Swing Your Sword: Leading The Charge in Football and Life" with Mike Leach and most recently "The QB: The Making of Modern Quarterbacks". Follow Bruce on Twitter @BruceFeldmanCFB.

 

 
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There’s plenty of willing young money in our fan base. The issue is engagement and organization. Work will get done to put something together and then it all falls apart at the last minute. Seen it happen twice. There’s also concern that people could get exposed and alienated from the program. 
 

Most of the young O&G guys I’ve talked to that have donated seem to really like CDC. He does a good job of making them feel special. It’s the older crowd that was involved in the UM stuff that soured on him. From the guys I know in that crowd, CDC sounds like a fucking moron to me. Lots of complaints about his thoughts and suggestions during the UM saga/coaching change. 

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There are two schools of thought on Murphy: Everyone knows the Texas commit looks like a million bucks and in camp and 7-on-7 settings he can deliver the goods as well as anybody in the country but in games he struggles. I’m changing any negative feelings about him now and I’m convinced when surrounded with a strong offensive line and playmakers at receiver, Murphy is going to be a star in Austin.

He was so good during long stretches at the Elite 11, he’s arguably the best looking QB from a physical standpoint in the country and when he has receivers who can get open and make plays, Murphy is going to be great for the Longhorns.

 

 

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6 minutes ago, Hiphopopotamos said:

There are two schools of thought on Murphy: Everyone knows the Texas commit looks like a million bucks and in camp and 7-on-7 settings he can deliver the goods as well as anybody in the country but in games he struggles. I’m changing any negative feelings about him now and I’m convinced when surrounded with a strong offensive line and playmakers at receiver, Murphy is going to be a star in Austin.

He was so good during long stretches at the Elite 11, he’s arguably the best looking QB from a physical standpoint in the country and when he has receivers who can get open and make plays, Murphy is going to be great for the Longhorns.

Are we there yet?

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As shitty as we might think those two things are at Texas - they are miles better than Murphy is currently working with in High School.

I mean, so are the defenses. It’s a fair point.
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38 minutes ago, gmr548 said:


I mean, so are the defenses. It’s a fair point.

I think it's too early to say we don't have those things. Nobody on this offensive line has received adequate coaching in their college careers, yet many of them came in here with talent. Flood is supposed to be great and compound that with the fact that he's coaching within the same offensive system as before, the odds are good that the offensive line will perform better. If it doesn't, then I guess the point is valid. With regards to WR, it also could have playmakers but we're not going to know for a few months. It has no PROVEN playmakers, but Worthy, Whittington, and Omeire at minimum are purported to have ability and the physical traits.

But hell, I don't think even last year's OL going up against the defenses they faced were outclassed in the way that Maalik's high school one was. His team is terrible.

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