Friday, February 09, 2007

College Football Signing Day

Signing Day has come and gone. The Tigers didn't do as well as we did last year. But I think we got a good class of guys. We had the 22nd best signing day. Everyone above of us is a good football school and there aren't that many surprises, except two. One is UNC and their new coach Butch Davis bringing in the 15th ranked class. Not too bad for a Bball school. The second was Illinois (21st). Ron Zook is not a great coach, but he is a great recruiter! We are soon to forget that it is his recruits who just won the national title - that will make Steve smile!

NOW it is hard to swallow that USC had the 7th best in the country. Spurrier is too a great recruiter, but so was Lou Holtz. USC can bring them in, but often they "don't act right." Many of their great players get in trouble, have acamedic issues, or steal pictures of them selves and get caught. I will give credit to Tommy and the Clemson staff. They at least get guys who can act right. They aren't the smartest sometimes, but we do have one of the highest graduation rates in the country.

I am also pumped about new running back/special teams coach Andre' Powell. He comes from UNC and has coach the likes of Tiki Barber and Willie Parker. This will be great for the Duo in the Clemson backfield - Davis and Spiller.

Go Tigers!


Gene said...

Umm (clears throat)...uh, excuse me, Walt, but I seem to remember a little meltdown in Tigertown not too many years ago. Quite a dramatic NCAA probation period as I recall. USC has never been exposed as bad as Clemson.

Walt and Betsy said...

Yes, it happened a while back. In the last 10 years, who has the most "investigations"? Or players to be kicked off the team or arrested. Just last year one of the USC recruiters got in trouble for trying you CHEAT!

Ian Wilson said... ranked us #18 in the recruiting class...not too shabby. But really, none of that matters. After this year's NFL draft, go back and see which of the first-rounders were top 30 national high school players--probably only a couple. A lot can change after a year or two of college practices and workouts. Gaines Adams wasn't even recruited out of high school. Look at him now....