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    Ot - National Signing Day [Terps]



    Did anyone check out the guys the Terps got? Some nice looking prospects there for sure.

    Check out Gage Shaffer, 3 Star QB out of West Virginia. 6'7" 215lbs. I was watching some of the 247 tape on him and he has a really nice arm. Maryland may have finally found themselves a gun slinger.
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    I wasn't really happy with this class...*disclosure...I'm an alum and follow recruiting and MD football a lot closer than most for some reason...maybe to torture myself.

    They did do one thing they really needed to do and that was get some really good Oline prospects in there as we were playing walkons on the line the last 2-3 years. Missing out on Isiah Prince was a big blow, but they got some other good players that will definitely help.

    But for some reason, we REALLY needed Dlinemen and we got McClean who is a good one (but has a torn ACL so he won't be able to help), but pretty much whiffed BADLY on every other option there, had 2 DB's decommit (For Indiana?) and Shaffer looks ok, but I'm certainly not all that high on him right now. And they bizarrely only took 18 guys when I think we could have taken over 25.

    The big class, if...if the guy upstairs will give me just one reason to be optmistic is 2016...it's a big year for a lot of talent in the DMV area and they have a lot of the 4 star recruits talking up Maryland and probably leading for most of them...Check out Dwayne Haskins, Trevon Diggs (Steffon Diggs little bro) and Tino Ellis.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.





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    Re: Ot - National Signing Day [Terps]

    Yea, losing Prince to the Buckeyes really hurts.
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    Re: Ot - National Signing Day [Terps]

    I'll tell ya, I'd really like to see Maryland expand their recruiting efforts into New Jersey. There are a lot of magnet schools there.
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    Re: Ot - National Signing Day [Terps]

    slightly OT - here is a link to where some Ravens players were ranked on signing day http://espn.go.com/blog/baltimore-ra...in-high-school
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    I'll tell ya, I'd really like to see Maryland expand their recruiting efforts into New Jersey. There are a lot of magnet schools there.
    Gonna go on a mini rant here...

    Randy Edsall has zero idea how to staff his coaching staff.

    He seems to put a lot of priority on NFL experience and actual coaching. Which is good...when you are in the NFL.

    There are positions in college where you really want a coach who is a really good, experienced guy...your coordinators, and OL, DL, QB.

    But this is college football...recruiting is a HUGE part of coaching. There are positions where you can "hide" guys who maybe aren't the best pure coaches, but are recruiting guys...RB, WR, LB, DB...positions where in college, if you are a good athlete, you can get by. And those recruiting coaches need to have contacts and experience/success in areas they are familiar with (usually grew up in their areas).

    Randy doesn't do that. He hires guys as if he's running an NFL staff and as a result, he has guys recruiting areas that they aren't familiar with and the high school kids and coaches aren't familiar with the recruiter. And it's no doubt holding MD recruiting back bigtime.

    MD has had virtually no success in VA...northern or the very talent rich Hampton Roads areas, NJ as you said and PA. They really do a piss poor job in the surrounding states but unfortunately, it's not going to get better with the way Edsall runs the program.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Raveninwoodlawn View Post
    Gonna go on a mini rant here...

    Randy Edsall has zero idea how to staff his coaching staff.

    He seems to put a lot of priority on NFL experience and actual coaching. Which is good...when you are in the NFL.

    There are positions in college where you really want a coach who is a really good, experienced guy...your coordinators, and OL, DL, QB.

    But this is college football...recruiting is a HUGE part of coaching. There are positions where you can "hide" guys who maybe aren't the best pure coaches, but are recruiting guys...RB, WR, LB, DB...positions where in college, if you are a good athlete, you can get by. And those recruiting coaches need to have contacts and experience/success in areas they are familiar with (usually grew up in their areas).

    Randy doesn't do that. He hires guys as if he's running an NFL staff and as a result, he has guys recruiting areas that they aren't familiar with and the high school kids and coaches aren't familiar with the recruiter. And it's no doubt holding MD recruiting back bigtime.

    MD has had virtually no success in VA...northern or the very talent rich Hampton Roads areas, NJ as you said and PA. They really do a piss poor job in the surrounding states but unfortunately, it's not going to get better with the way Edsall runs the program.
    Do you think they'll replace Edsall at some point?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedsolo View Post
    Do you think they'll replace Edsall at some point?
    Yes...but it's going to take a while.

    Unfortunately, he's not a terrible coach like Mike London down at UVA, but he's most certainly not a great coach either. Everything about him...his record, his recruiting, his staff, is mediocre. Guys like that tend to hang around their schools for a long time unless it's one of the blue blood football schools where more is demanded.

    He also is going to luck out and get a bunch of good recruits in '16...and nobody would want to let him go when Maryland just may be on track to have their best recruiting class in school history.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.





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    Randy Edsall is very mediocre. If you want to tap into that NJ pipelines, fired Edsall and hire Schiano.

    Ohio State is just now starting to get into that NJ pipeline b/c they hired Larry Johnson last yr as DL coach to replace Vrabel. Johnson spent 15+ yrs on Paterno staff at Penn State, but he was always designated to recruit NJ.

    Buckeyes are reaping the benefits already as they got a pick OT(Kevin Feder, 6'9 305) this yr from there and got the top rb in country out of there for next years class.





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    Quote Originally Posted by RavensNest View Post
    Randy Edsall is very mediocre. If you want to tap into that NJ pipelines, fired Edsall and hire Schiano.

    Ohio State is just now starting to get into that NJ pipeline b/c they hired Larry Johnson last yr as DL coach to replace Vrabel. Johnson spent 15+ yrs on Paterno staff at Penn State, but he was always designated to recruit NJ.

    Buckeyes are reaping the benefits already as they got a pick OT(Kevin Feder, 6'9 305) this yr from there and got the top rb in country out of there for next years class.
    Ugh, I'd want no part of Schiano. They can tap into that area without the HC having to be from there...but you have to hire assistants who are recruiters first and have ties to the area.

    Larry Johnson at PSU was assigned to Maryland...he got a bunch of recruits from this state. I remember him being at the infamous ESPN zone celebration at the inner harbor when Antonio Logan-El picked PSU.

    OSU can get whoever they want from wherever they want...they are obviously one of the blue bloods of college football...the Alabama of the midwest.
    Although Walsh's system of offense can compensate for lack of talent; however, defense is a different story. According to Walsh, talent on defense was essential and could not be compensated for. What did Walsh do in 1981? He acquired physical and talented players on defense.





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    Re: Ot - National Signing Day [Terps]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ravenswintitle View Post
    slightly OT - here is a link to where some Ravens players were ranked on signing day http://espn.go.com/blog/baltimore-ra...in-high-school
    That's cool. Thanks for sharing.
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