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  1. You know where I stand, I'm all-in....on a qualification system that is.
  2. Wait a second, I thought the key to having a successful football team was to have a high number of minority students who were on a free/reduced lunch? At least I was told that a few weeks ago. So now the key is having a successful football program (or anything program for that matter) is having a sgtrong vision with committed resources? Ahhh no wonder why Center Grove and Carmel have successful football programs. Thanks for playing.
  3. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    I don't need to run a poll to know what you're advocating isn't correct. You're using the talent composite to justify your argument. You haven't seen me disagree that Iowa on average is more talented than Indiana and it's because those two 4* who are redshirting significantly boost Iowa's ratings. But if you omit the two 4* who are redshirting for Iowa this year and strictly did a talent composite of just the players who saw the field on Saturday, from a pure rating standpoint there isn't that much disparity. Yes Iowa would still be the more talented team, but they aren't superiorly talented which is the crux of your argument. Try again please.
  4. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    How is it ignorant? Using the talent composite, if you strictly went by the players that were actually on the field Saturday, there isn't that much of a difference. Yes Iowa has a 5* DE that had 2 tackles and a sack on Saturday. But that isn't why Iowa won. Iowa won because they were that much better coached and prepared. That has nothing to do with pure talent, and everything to do with coaching. I've already said that was Allen's worst coaching jobs in his short career. You're losing this argument because if you omit the two 4* players from Iowa who are redshirting it's not 59 to 43, it's closer to even. You keep using 59 to 43 to make your stance and it isn't applicable because two of those 4* didn't even play Saturday. Yes Iowa is more talented than Indiana (actually never disagreed with you), but they aren't exponentially more talented which is my entire point and something you fail to see.
  5. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Listen bud, if you take away the two 4* players from Iowa that didn't play on Saturday, the on-field talent between Indiana and Iowa Saturday was fairly equal, especially if you're strictly going off the talent composite which you seem to be so caught up on. Not once did I say that Iowa wasn't the better team, I just said they weren't more superior in terms of overall talent. Were they better coached? Yes. Were they more physical? Yes. I've never argued against that. But you keep moving the goal posts to fit whatever narrative you're trying to spin. Had you just come out and said, Iowa won because they were the better team on Saturday, instead of just citing the talent composite from a recruiting website we aren't having this conversation. But your premise "talent always wins" isn't accurate because I just gave you three games this last weekend where the superiorly talented team didn't win. Please get back to me on that.
  6. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Hey now, had you said that from the start instead of trying to build a false narrative that Iowa won strictly because of the amount of stars they had on their roster I probably would have let it be. But from a pure talent standpoint, there isn't much difference between Indiana and Iowa, which is not what you're advocating. Iowa was a much better coached team, plain and simple.
  7. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    You're moving the goalposts. You said Iowa had much more talent than IU and referenced 3 4* and 1 5* to which IU has none. Two of those 4* are true freshman who didn't play a snap on Saturday and the other 4* and 5* are sophomores. So yes while Iowa may have had more experience, they were all 3* talent. Being more physical and more stronger doesn't equate to being more talented which is what you were advocating.
  8. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    What about MSU #30 beating Penn State #13? What about Virginia #63 beating Miami #17, a team Indiana beat? What about Northwestern #46 beating Nebraska #26? I understand upsets happen, but you even admitted you didn't watch the game. I was at the game, my take away wasn't that Iowa was head over heels a more talented team (they weren't), Ferentz just significantly outcoached Allen. Iowa schematically broke down IU's defense time after time. IU also threw 2 INT's in the endzone.
  9. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Should be interesting to note that only 2/4 players you listed even played in Saturday's game. And no talent doesn't always win out. I watched several top 10 teams get beat this weekend. Indiana didn't lose because Iowa had a couple more 4* recruits (2 who didn't even play), they lost because Iowa was more prepared and executed flawlessly. Kirk Ferentz severely outclassed Allen Saturday. That was not a good look for a coach who is desperately looking to turn the corner.
  10. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Glad IU at least didn't try and sweep this under the rug, but how much can a panel like this really make a decision without an actual police investigation? Not saying he's innocent by any means but it sounds like it's a he said, she said thing. Were they able to get forensic evidence or was a rape kit administered? He clearly admits to having consensual sex just believe this should be a criminal matter.
  11. No chance that sentiment is relevant today. I'm too young for the paddle era, but old enough that the trouble you got in at school was just the beginning of your worries. There was times where I wished I could have just stayed at school.
  12. How is not relevant unless you're willing to concede that the regular season is effectively meaningless?
  13. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    Surly Negativist also has twice the work to do and inherited a way bigger mess. Brohm has passed his first season and a half with flying colors.
  14. You could theoretically keep the all-in, do away with sectionals, and rank teams 1-32 in the North and 1-32 in the South and go from there. Seeding the top 2 in sectionals would be the practical alternative, but the first round of sectionals then would become pointless as you're staring down the barrel at almost 100 50+ point blowouts in the first week of the playoffs.
  15. More importantly rewards regular season success.
  16. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    And that's more or less what was said on here when he initially committed to OSU. Many thought he could have played right away at IU and thrived in Wilson's offense instead of going to Ohio State and having to wait a couple years.
  17. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Yep. And while I think IU held it's own, at least in terms of protecting Ramsey, IU still struggled to one the ball. Scott ripped off a big one to start the game but that ended up accounting for almost half their total yards on the ground. The way Philyor and Timian are used in the passing game basically offsets a running game that can't get going. Getting 2-3 yard completions on first and second down that lead to third and manageable is what makes IU's offense go. Without those two players and that aspect of the passing game, IU was forced into a lot of passing downs early because they couldn't get positive running plays on first and second down and didn't have the personnel for those intermediate to short routes. Reese Taylor as a true freshman has been playing that role, and while he's very electric he's just not there yet.
  18. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    I don't look at rankings and take them as exact science. I look more at who else is offering instead of what # is next to their name. I'm a fan of Cathedral and watched both McLaurin and Werner play numerous times. They all were exceptional players, never once did I say they weren't good or elite enough to play at Ohio State. But OSU is one of a handful of schools who recruits nationally each and every year. If you look at the guys who are committing to Ohio State each and every year, they are getting offered by the Alabama's, the Clemson's, the LSU's, the USC's, the Texas's, and the Oklahoma's of the world. McLaurin had nowhere near that kind of offer sheet coming out of high school. It's why many people thought he was reaching going to Ohio State. Werner had better offers (once committed to ND, Michigan, Penn State) but they were mostly regional B10/regional offers, he didn't have the national offers that most the rest of his teammates had.
  19. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    But OSU wasn't moving on from James. I agree that major programs pull offers and force players out all the time, but there is nothing that indicates that is the case with James. He was their top committed RB and OSU currently isn't in great position to land another back with equal or better talent, because they were high on James. Had OSU secured a 5* commitment from another RB in these last weeks then yes I would likely be in agreement with you. Disagree that from an overall talent standpoint he's a better fit at IU or Purdue. Maybe if we're talking about immediate playing, but he definitely has the talent to compete and play at Ohio State. It's be one thing if James was only offered by IU or Purdue and then some regional B10 schools like MSU, Iowa, or Northwestern, but he was offered by Georgia, Florida State, Penn State, Michigan, etc. Penn State just had a RB go 2nd overall in this last draft and Georgia had 2 RB's taken in the first 35 picks. If those schools on top of Ohio State all offered they obviously think he's "good" enough. Now whether or not if and when he would crack the rotation is one thing, but doesn't mean he isn't "good" enough, especially in the way you prefaced it.
  20. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    Yep and Werner was one of the lowest rated recruits in that OSU class. He was originally committed to Notre Dame and OSU came in late. Werner had some good regional offers and I remember the talk as well that Werner may have been reaching by jumping at the biggest offer and he's starting as a Sophomore. Terry McLaurin was also another kid who received an OSU offer out of nowhere and many thought he was reaching. Patiently waited his time playing primarily on special teams as an underclassmen. Finally cracked the rotation last year as a RS JR and was named a captain and this year as a senior is a captain once again and is second on the team in receiving TDs.
  21. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    I’d agree with you, if Sampson wasn’t a high priority for OSU. Read any OSU blog or OSU Twitter for that matter and none are too pleased and the OSU coaching staff was caught off guard. OSU doesn’t have any other true RBs committed in this class nor as of now in really good shape to land a back of Sampson’s caliber. This was not a case of OSU pushing James out to make room for someone else. Now personally I don’t think James was a great fit at OSU because of their system, but it’s not because of lack of talent. James is more of a downhill runner where OSU prefers quicker scat backs who do well in a read option scheme and are a pass catching threat out of the backfield. I personally don’t believe that is James’ game.
  22. Footballking16

    Sampson James

    He’s definitely “good” enough to play at Ohio State. Hence, Ohio State offered him a scholarship in the first place. And not only Ohio State, but Georgia, Florida State, Penn State, Michigan, and Notre Dame also offered him so they too thought he was “good” enough. Now whether or not he’s good enough to play as a freshman or sophomore is one thing, but to say he’s not good enough only because he flipped his commitment to IU is ridiculous. By your own admission, George Karlaftis is the 9th best player in the country according 247 Sports yet is committed to Purdue. Is Karlaftis not good either because he’s only committed to Purdue? Did I do that right?
  23. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Very good pick up. With James’ commitment, that makes him the second highest rated football commit in program history. Beau Robbins who is also committed is the 6th highest rated commit in program history and current true freshman RB Ronnie Walker is the 10th highest rated recruit. All three belong to Tom Allen. Seems alright to me especially considering the fact one poster in particular has already written off Tom Allen.
  24. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    Just committed to IU
  25. Footballking16

    2018 Hoosiers

    I’ll be fine thank you. UK starts 6 seniors on offense and 8 on defense and UK’s best player Benny Snell will almost assuredly be leaving early. UK is likely going to be replacing nearly its entire offense and defense. On the other hand, IU only starts 3 seniors on offense, 1 being Luke Timian who is likely out for the year (Reese Taylor is his backup) and another is a Grad Transfer. They also only start 3 seniors on defense. Hell there’s only 9 seniors on IU’s two deep, offense and defense combined. IU’s in much better shape going forward. You’re correct, IF WE’RE TALKING ABOUT COMPETING FOR A NATIONAL TITLE. IU isn’t in that discussion nor will they ever be, same as Kentucky. But IU can absolutely become a perennial 8-9 win team and they don’t have to have a plethora of 4* talent either (see Northwestern) which is the ultimate goal.
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