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I feel we close pretty strong tomorrow but next year's class is going to be really good....
And huge interms of numbers(I wish)
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I feel Washington's team is going to be young next year. lol
But I agree I think next has the potential to be very strong and I think by October we should have a good feel for the recruiting ability of Helfrich. By then he will have a couple games under his belt to show the recruits as a selling point. There is obviously a ton of interest for us out there, maybe we can have a great year next year. Fingers crossed
im most excited with the quality combined with the low numbers of commits/signings. I know we don't graduate much, but i feel we could have a 23ish size class next year with a LOT of talent in it. I don't see us missing on as many top targets as we did this year.
A lot depends on how the team performs. If we have a great year, show a similar dominant offense people will respect him. As confident as I am with them, we have a HC who has never been a head coach and an OC who has never been an OC.
My guess is we take 18 next yr cuz of reduction of scholarships we will most likely face...
Don't want to sound like a pessimist, but we say this before the start of every recruiting cycle.....ill believe it when i see it.
Dawned on me the other day that our HC & OC are ages 39 & 38 respectively. Kind of feels strange to have such young coaches at the helm.
We have some interesting targets, but I'm not even seeing the level of returned interest so far that we had with the class last this year. Now many fizzled. But we did have early interest from Vanderdoes, Redfield, green ect and it just never worked out. We even started with a 5 star for this class.
This year Daub has some interest but we're not at the top, I just haven't seen a lot of 5 star interest in the ducks for this next year.
Lots of talent on the West Coast in '14 class. Especially defensively...
And to say that people aren't interested is yet is false... Remember we didn't even really know who EV was untill the picture of him and AA surfaced on signing day
Yep, I'm anxious too. The last time we had a first-time head coach, he started the year with a 8-19 loss in Boise and it made headlines with our TB dropping their LB to the turf. After that horrific first game, CK produced a 46-6 record. None-the-less, it was the coach's first game, he was not prepared for it, and it caused a lot of nervousness.
Tennessee, Nichols State, Virginia; I don't see any of these three being as tough as Boise. Virginia being away could be a little dicey but still pretty confident.
If we can avoid a bowl ban and go to another BSC bowl game next year you can bet that recruiting will eventually get better. Recruits will start to commit to Oregon as an established program and not just a one hit wonder coach.
This is the biggest issue that Oregon still has to overcome. Even though Oregon's rise started with Rich Brooks, recruits still don't see us in the same light as USC, Ohio State, Alabama or Notre Dame. If Helf can sustain this for even a couple years that problem will go away.
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