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It's like his twitter handle vs his twitter name - his handle has always been uo themed
Pacific, I assume? thanks!
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Have also received word independent of Justin and Matt that portends some very good things for the twins and Oregon tomorrow. Still some time left, but there are positive feelings leaking out about this situation.
Perfect....time to get them to bed with Duck dreams on their minds and away from the phones/twitter/net/Toshbox/etc.
Wonder TWIN powers, activate!! Form of a Duck. Shape of an "O"
Oh, yes, Chris !!! I needed that ... was getting fairly confident, but coming from you ... oh, yes ... makes my impending drive home a bit less nerve-wracking.
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Okay, I think I'm over the Robinsons. How do you commit to a school for this long, and a week before signing day "potentially"decommitt. Let's be real, Ducks have earned respect over the last 5 years that they are THE class of the Pac 12. Really, UW? Oregon has been successfull by taking kids in who totally buy into the coaching STAFF, system, university, culture, etc. they coach them up to BCS level. What other program is doing that today...NO ONE. If ANY kid waffles on their commitment, then fine. Just bring me kids who wanna truly be DUCKS.
It's just the changing recruiting culture. Don't blame the Robinsons.
These days, having a star recruiter is huge. Washington is raking them up because they hired Tosh last year. They're paying him insane money even though he's a terrible coach. Why? Because he brings in the 4 stars by the truckload. If the Ducks had a guy like Tosh, you can bet they'd be raking in the recruits too.
Another thing is kids are also committing earlier now, and we're seeing much more flipping late in the process because of it. The Ducks have benefited from the flipping in the past, but this has hurt Oregon this year because the coaches slow played recruits or played hard to get. This may have worked in the past, but this time it backfired and we saw most of those guys commit elsewhere quite early.
Regarding your last point, there is no question that the Ducks have gotten kids that buy into the staff, the system, university, culture (your words)... But remember, the past four or five classes have been much better than ever before. Clearly, Oregon has been bringing in quality recruiting classes for several years. So these kids on the field now, they aren't scrubs getting coached up to the BCS level. They are undoubtedly BSC level recruits (and they're getting coached up on top).
Portends... Good word. +1
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