Musings from Arledge: The New USC, an Intimidating Coliseum, and "Strategic Enhancements"

Discussion in 'GarryP's Trojan Huddle' started by ErikMcKinney, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Yale

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    Winning the right way...hope the so called BOT is pleased, with the mess of sc athletics...it is their baby.
    Thanks for the article...about the only objective true one I've read lately.
     
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  2. ZiaSon

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    If you are a statistician you must not be very good at it. One could determine the best class any way they want: class ranking, avg rating, even total number of recruits. You just chose avg rating and decided everyone else was "fundamentally" wrong. Obviously the folks at 24/7 don't agree with you or USC wouldn't be 79th.
     
  3. Troianus Acies

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    My apologies... you are far more correct with your interpretation.
     
  4. SCAnteater

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    Well that's the thing. Stats can be manipulated to suit a storyline. You don't think it makes a better story to say USC got outrecruited by north Texas? When class ranking lists can be affected by the number of recruits, and the schools themselves cannot control the number if recruits in their class (by NCAA regs) it is better and more accurate to use the average and not the sum.

    In no way is this a good recruiting class, as I have mentioned before. There's no need to spin it though, into something that sounds even worse.
     
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    For most of this decade I have had a positive attitude about USC football. For once I'm speechless. I can't think of a positive thing to say.
     
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  6. D-Time

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    I know there was at least 1 scholarship available and offered to Upland LB J. Flowe and 1 last year to Thibodeaux from Oaks Christian...both at Oregon now. Pendi-GASH sucks and no one wants to play D for him. Remember the movie Disclosure with Demi Moore and Michael Douglas....wish someone would send the right person an email. "SOLVE THE PROBLEM" and get a new DC already!
     
  7. BREWcorp

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    Because it is:

    1) The quality of the recruits we did sign
    2) The number of life long Trojan fans from SoCal that we did NOT sign
    3) We have heard for months how this staff has been half-assing recruiting and just brushing it off with references to 'silent commits'

    So you know, here are some small USC classes for reference:

    2005 16 commits, #1 Nation/#1 PAc12
    2012 17 commits, #8 Nation/#2 PAc12
    2013 12 commits, #13 Nation/#2 PAc12

    Or...

    2020 11 commits, #78 Nation/#12 PAc12

    DEAD LAST in a conference with Oregon State...
     
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  8. 23 Blast on 3rd and 7

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    Chris, when I feel really down - like when I think about what Helton, Bohn, and Folt are doing to USC Football, I Hear Smokey and the Miracles singing "I've Got To Dance To Keep From Crying". This column made me dance. Actually that doesn't sound right - this column is the music I danced to. Great work, man.
     
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  10. RealTrojan78

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    Heritage Hall now occupied by Heretics. The AD and his crew are only ones that hold these opinions of the situation.
     
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