View Poll Results: What grade would you give the Gophers 2019 football recruiting class?

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  • A

    24 17.02%
  • B

    104 73.76%
  • C

    7 4.96%
  • D

    0 0%
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  1. #16

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    B. Eventually I'll expect higher but for a 6-6 team with a few embarrassing losses, this is a pretty solid class. Also seems to fit our needs well.


  2. #17

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    C. Our expectations have fallen so low after years of horrible teams. This is a very average recruiting class for a B1G team. It's good for us, but if we want to compete for B1G championships and national titles well we'll need to do better.
    We will get better. Unfortunately can't happen overnight like you could in basketball by signing 3 great players. A football team has to recruit many more players every year to be successful. No, this is a solid B and I'm very happy with it. As we all know we really won't know how we did until about 4 years out. Perhaps it will be a A+ class in the end.

  3. #18

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    A. They addressed positions that needed depth. I think its a good solid class that they can build on. Rome wasn't built in a day.

  4. #19

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    Quote Originally Posted by #2Gopher View Post
    We will get better. Unfortunately can't happen overnight like you could in basketball by signing 3 great players. A football team has to recruit many more players every year to be successful. No, this is a solid B and I'm very happy with it. As we all know we really won't know how we did until about 4 years out. Perhaps it will be a A+ class in the end.
    What is our rank within our conference? A solid B would be top 5. An A would be top 2-3. Again that's just my opinion. Your expectations are lower than mine, that's fine.
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  5. #20

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    C. Our expectations have fallen so low after years of horrible teams. This is a very average recruiting class for a B1G team. It's good for us, but if we want to compete for B1G championships and national titles well we'll need to do better.
    26 of the 37 schools ahead of us in recruiting rankings had better records this past season. Over half of the 11 teams above us with worse or equal records have had much more success than us in recent history. Many of the schools recruiting better than us have the advantage of recent success that we lack.

    We're 3rd out of 14 teams in recruiting among teams with 6 records. If the team plays better in future seasons, recruiting will almost certainly improve as well.

  6. #21

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    What is our rank within our conference? A solid B would be top 5. An A would be top 2-3. Again that's just my opinion. Your expectations are lower than mine, that's fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    What is our rank within our conference? A solid B would be top 5. An A would be top 2-3. Again that's just my opinion. Your expectations are lower than mine, that's fine.
    By that standard an A would be basically impossible for us to obtain because the chances of out recruiting Ohio State, Michigan, and Penn State is next to zero most years.

  8. #23

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    C. Our expectations have fallen so low after years of horrible teams. This is a very average recruiting class for a B1G team. It's good for us, but if we want to compete for B1G championships and national titles well we'll need to do better.
    But we are us.

    We need to continue to string several "good for us" classes in a row before it's even reasonable to expect us to compete with the big boys.

    This was a good class, it was a B.

    If we brought in Benhart/Carroll and Williams, it would have been an A.

  9. #24

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    Definitely a solid B/B+ bench marking it to other fairly recent Gophs classes. 2018 and 2019 have exceeded my expectations for sure. Proof always is in how that "paper" talent converts to on the field performance. WIth that, I think it will be hard for Fleck to maintain at this level without winning more games.

    Gophs really should be 8-4 right now and my expectation is they do better than that in 2019. Continuing to bump along at around .500 will negatively impact recruiting quickly. Fleck's honeymoon period is over.
    Last edited by PMWinSTP; 12-19-2018 at 12:09 PM.

  10. #25

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    It's a B. By position I'd rank it like this:

    QB - A-
    RB - C
    WR - B+/A-
    OL - C-
    DL - A
    LB - A-
    CB - A
    S - D

  11. #26

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    Quote Originally Posted by Face The Facts View Post
    Big Ten Rankings (right now)

    Michigan
    PSU
    OSU
    Nebraska
    Purdue
    Wisconsin
    Michigan State

    Minnesota

    Iowa
    Indiana
    Northwestern
    Rutgers
    Illinois
    Maryland
    You guys can keep railing on me but look where we are in the B1G. Average, C is average. You guys want and accept average, that's fine I don't. You know what they say about the common man.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    You guys can keep railing on me but look where we are in the B1G. Average, C is average. You guys want and accept average, that's fine I don't. You know what they say about the common man.
    I gave a B. I think realistically anything in the 20's or higher would be an A for a school in our position. I can see the argument for a C though, especially when you see we are ranked #13 if you go by average star and not the rivals or 24/7 formula.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bottlebass View Post
    You guys can keep railing on me but look where we are in the B1G. Average, C is average. You guys want and accept average, that's fine I don't. You know what they say about the common man.
    Agree. This year is ranked lower than last year within the conference and the West even with Williams. Thus, on paper, we are gaining ground on only past Gopher teams and losing ground within the conference.

    FWIW...I didn't vote but with Williams C+/B-. Without him, I have no grade as the extra scholly could be a 5 star or 2 star punter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OddStack View Post
    Agree. This year is ranked lower than last year within the conference and the West even with Williams. Thus, on paper, we are gaining ground on only past Gopher teams and losing ground within the conference.

    FWIW...I didn't vote but with Williams C+/B-. Without him, I have no grade as the extra scholly could be a 5 star or 2 star punter.
    So you're giving an "incomplete"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Word View Post
    So you're giving an "incomplete"?
    Yep. Also a question....why are people so pleased when we lost ground with this class on paper?
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