- Nov 2, 2011
No offense, but what you wrote is false and obviously so and you know that. I have never 'rejected' the things you say. I have pointed out that they are flawed metrics, don't speak for themselves, are capable of misuse or misunderstanding, and don't prove what you claim they do. Also, I have never ignored the 'possibility that talent may be grossly misused.' That is absurd. To the CONTRARY, I've been more negative than you, sooner, on each of our last 5 staffs as far as I can tell.I actually am quite interested in that aspect, Ethnic. That's why I started the Recruiting Board. There are 1.1 million posts on it. Many are mine. We discuss precisely this topic and, believe it or not, there is significantly more detail than simply repeating the word, "evals."
Most college football players do not play professional football. Talent evaluators deem they are not good enough. That is why, when measuring talent, one helpful method is comparing Miami's professional football players to other programs. In this analysis, a "fringe NFL player" is more talented than a player who is not talented enough to continue his football career. Another useful metric is third-party star rankings.
You reject both as a measure of talent, focusing only on team performance. This, of course, ignores the possibility that the talent may be grossly misused. In 2016, we changed the defense and immediately went from 84th in scoring defense to 13th. Same players. This year, we changed the offense and went from 99th to 24th in scoring offense overnight.
Everybody knows there are holes on the roster. I've discussed them at length going back to spring. The question has always been, "Are we talented enough to make an immediate, substantial improvement with better coaching and the same roster?" And my answer has always been yes. The NFL numbers, the star rankings and now the improvement on the field all support this theory. This article--an independent analysis by ESPN--is just the latest example.
Your problem is you seem to adopt a simplistic argumentative strategy where you can't resist trying to turn every issue and every disagreement into some binary scenario. Talking about evals mean I don't understand coaching sucks. Dumb. Just in this thread I've said the opposite and you already know the opposite is true. Ironic also that you talk about all your threads on the recruiting site and then mock the concept of evaluations. If you don't think evaluations matter, wow. It's the most insane thing I can imagine someone saying who understands football. But okay.
In any case, if you present flawed and simplistic data from sites like ESPN, I guess it's appropriate to expect you to understand what's potentially wrong with them. If you take your own posts seriously. If you are just trolling, good deal and carry on.