Posted by Big Ron on July 01, 19 at 10:09:38:
In Reply to: Re: Pattern Forming posted by EEdevil on June 30, 19 at 22:34:18:
These are 18 year old kids living the best days of their young lives. Every team wants them, so the kids get to choose where they think the good times will continue. Playing time, academics, culture and social setting all contribute to a playerís commitment. So why do so many choose going to nationally ranked teams or schools with beautiful campuses and strong football traditions? Why not?
Letís see what ASU has to sell - and what we compete against. Our glory days ended before these kids were born.
Letís face it, The Great American University now comes across as being generic. ASU has gone to ONE major bowl game in the last 30 years. We change coaches on a regular basis. The once iconic SDS now looks like a Texas high school stadium. Sparky is gone. Maroon and Gold is becoming an afterthought. Recruits do not care that ASU is approaching 100,000 active students scattered throughout dispersed campuses. In fact, that might be a deterrence. We pitch an NFL model while other P5 competitors pitch NFL players. Clemson has had about the same number of first round draft picks in the last 3 years as ASU has had in the last 30.
Iím trying to be objective and not negative. But the bottom line is that ASU is a pretty good school with a pretty good team and it will attract some pretty good players. Some will come from AZ, some from other states. Thatís our destiny until something changes. Until then, we live in the fat part of the bell-shaped curve.
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