Just noticed that the USU 2014 recruiting class is ranked 13th. No, not in the
country, but 13th in the WAC. There are 13 teams in the WAC. Utah is also dead
last currently in the Pac 12. USU's recruiting class averages 2 stars.
Utah's is 2.61. Utah's 2.61 would be good enough for #1 in the WAC,
which just goes to show that players on average would rather play for ANY team
in the Pac 12 than they would in the WAC. And it's not surprise that with
Utah's recruiting being worst in the Pac 12, yet ahead of every WAC team,
that the Pac 12 went 14-1 against the WAC(and wac-like byu) last year. And for those who want to bring up the big fish thing, shouldn't
every fish want to be as big as they can? A "small fish in a big pond"
like Utah is still bigger than a "big fish in a small pond"Go ahead and tell us stars don't guarantee wins. Neither does coaching,
practicing, or even scoring lots of points. But those help, as does having
better players. And yes, on AVERAGE recruiting services get it right.
Not much statistical difference there Chris, it has been (and will continue to
be) interesting to see the "flips" to USU this week.Looks
like a great recruiting class for USU, and most likely it will be a really good
coming year on the field as well. USU likely plays for it's conference
title again and in the post season. Since we don't play Utah in the coming
year we won;t get a head-to-head comparison but early indications are that USU
should finish ahead of the U of U in the national rankings.
Glad to see that the Aggies are worrying you enough to keep following them
closely Chris. Just be thankful your utes don't have to play Keeton in his
final Aggie season and Whit's final season.
Judging by the postings of one Ute troll, Coach Whitt must be awfully glad his
team doesn't have to face a senior Chuckie Keeton in Logan. But whatever, I
suspect Coach Whitt won't be at Utah anymore in 2015.It must be
nice for the Utes to have an athletic director like Chris Hill. Anyone who is
afraid to step up to the plate and compete with the in-state schools on fair
terms is a genuine class act and a true warrior.
that's cool stang, shows a lot of class hoping players from schools you
don't like get hurt, stay classy.
John Harvey,If you dont think there is much difference between 2 and
2.6, you couldnt be more wrong. Its no surprise EVERY Pac 12 team beat EVERY wac
team in recruiting. Yes, that is statistically significant and shows the
disparity between the leageus.
Chris can have the star smack and PAC smack if he wants. It doesn't change
the fact that Utah's recruiting classes have consistently been going down
in overall value the last few years. USU's have been trending up.Utah staring down a possible third straight losing season probably
doesn't enthrall recruits much, either. I bet it will play out something
like this for them next season:Idaho State: WFresno State:
toss-upMichigan: LWazzu: toss-upUCLA: LOregon State:
LUSC: LArizona State: LOregon: LStanford: LArizona: toss-upColorado: toss-upUtah's seventh
offensive coordinator in seven years will probably be looking for a new job
along with Coach Whitt come 2015.Mark it down!
@cbYes, that is statistically significant and shows the disparity between
the rest of the PAC 11 & U.
Utah signed 7 guys that USU offered, USU signed 5 guys that Utah offered. The
race is getting ever closer! I love flipping guys from red to blue!
Hey AggiePride, don't you know that the guys that flipped to USU really
weren't wanted by Utah? Chris B will explain it to you.