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USF has the power to recruit a few big names, but do not have the ability to recruit the stars who would have to sit out one or two years. You can convince a player to sit behind an upperclassmen for 2 or 3 years at FSU, Miami, or UF... but you just don't get that luxury here at USF.

We need credibility to really get going in recruiting, in order to take the team to next level, but USF has to achieve this while lacking depth.

So the real question is this: What comes first, the chicken or the egg?

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I still say we need to be recruiting outside Florida. Let's get some of those OL from Big Ten country.and some of those football players from western PA. The days of thinking that you be competing for anything by trying to turn 2 star guys into winning teams doesn't work at this level. You may find a diamond in the rough once in a while, but so does every other team in BCS. Quite honestly, as much as people talk about us creating a winning team by having them play better than that is bs anyway. We have had one truly good year in our D1 history and that was 2002. Other than that we have been average at best with a few notable wins mixed in. Just like every other team. Our offense hasn't worked since 2002. Let's get some football players in here and not just some fast guys. Imagine going to a recruit's home in OH or PA or some Big Ten or Big 12 area when it is 10 degrees below zero or after he just had to shovel the driveway for 10th time. We should be able to win a few battles once in a while in positions of need. Leavitt recruited the midwest for most of his career before he got here. Tresey is from Ohio. we should be able to win some battles.

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USF has the power to recruit a few big names, but do not have the ability to recruit the stars who would have to sit out one or two years. You can convince a player to sit behind an upperclassmen for 2 or 3 years at FSU, Miami, or UF... but you just don't get that luxury here at USF.

We need credibility to really get going in recruiting, in order to take the team to next level, but USF has to achieve this while lacking depth.

So the real question is this: What comes first, the chicken or the egg?

while i agree somewhat, that doesn't explain why we get blown out by a team like rutgers 31-0.  don't tell me RU is a super power like UF.

we may not have the depth, but we lack the heart to even show up to games.  i didn't expect to win this game today, but i would have liked to see some kind of effort.

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this is why you need to find talent in the 2-3 stars and build depth and your team that way, get a few 4-5 star guy for immediate impact.

it will be many years and BE titles before we can stock the 2deep with 4-5star athlethes...so we will always have to out scheme and out coach better or equal talented teams.

so if our coaches are not up to those 3 tasks (out/recruiting, scheming and coaching) we will not be a consistant team.

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how many year have we out-recruited cincinnati over the years?

look where they are, and look where we are.  the talent issue is pointless unless you have the proper coaching to follow it up.

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worst case scenario, i wonder if anyone would transfer. what if giddins was like 'screw this' and left for some other school? lol

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The problem isn't recruiting it's the lack of development of our offensive players.  I can't with a straight face say any of our guys have improved significantly since they got here. 

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USF has the power to recruit a few big names, but do not have the ability to recruit the stars who would have to sit out one or two years. You can convince a player to sit behind an upperclassmen for 2 or 3 years at FSU, Miami, or UF... but you just don't get that luxury here at USF.

We need credibility to really get going in recruiting, in order to take the team to next level, but USF has to achieve this while lacking depth.

So the real question is this: What comes first, the chicken or the egg?

you play the best players

go recruit blue chippers and tell them they will play immediately

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our coaches stink

they cant recruit

they cant develop players

they cant put together a game plan

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I think the biggest issue is we cant get the kind of size and strength we need here in Florida.  It is just in too short of supply.  So as others have said, especially for tackles/guards we need to expand recruiting.  Most of the BE use the game every other year in Tampa to showcase their program.  Why aren't we able to pull recruits from the northeast?

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