- Dec 19, 2013
Bingo. And our OLs have been a mess, even with a few more NFL guys than Clemson. Because OL is a unit, and you need at least 8 good ones to get through a season. We probably average less than one marginal nfl kid a year on OL, and many of the good kids we have had have been forced to play before they were ready. Meanwhile, our depth and experience has been atrocious.
Again; that’s y I posed the question of what is our identity like 2 seasons ago. Wisconsin? They know their identity, and they recruit according to. So does Clemson, OSU, ND, Bama (although for them, they no longer have to recruit like that), Iowa, Iowa St, OU.
I’m not sure what we want. Like even our QB situation now; we got D King who was a DT-QB, & clearly that’s worked....but now we’ve recruited Two Pro QBs. We recruit Chaney & Franklin who are bruisers, but then we also have Knighton who’s more an APB. We’ve recruited more possession type WRs, but we want to “stretch” the field. We have a helluva line up of strikers, but our CBs & LBs r suspect. DEs have been solid, but the interior has been meh.
Hence, we see a lot of disjointed seasons. We’re clearly the most talented team in The Coastal, but b/c I’m not sure if we know what our identity is, we’ve allowed inferior teams that had more cohesion either beat us or put fear that we were going to lose.