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    Here's a positive

    I've been pretty negative and critical of our coaching and players so far. There's a lot to be disappointed about, but here is a list of freshmen and sophomores who have played significant minutes for us so far:

    Will Rogers (Fr) - QB
    Joquavious Marks (Fr) - RB
    Dillon Johnson (Fr) - RB
    Jaden Walley (Fr) - WR
    Cam Gardner (So) - WR
    Charles Cross (Fr) - LT
    Dolla Bill (So) - RT
    Cole Smith (So) - C
    Nick Pendley (Fr) - LG

    Jaden Crumedy (So) - DT
    Nathan Pickering (So) - DT
    Jack Harris (Fr) - DE
    Aaron Brule (So) - LB
    Nathaniel Watson (So) - LB
    Martin Emerson (So) - CB
    Emmanuel Forbes (Fr) - CB
    Esaias Furdge (So) - CB
    Collin Duncan (So) - S
    Shawn Preston (So) - S
    Decamarian Richardson (Fr) - S

    That's a solid core of young guys to build your team around for the future. That defensive group in particular will be really scrappy in a year or two.

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    Where has tulu been

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    I've noticed that too. The biggest thing to me though is we are adding in two four star WR's in Knox and Nabors to go along with Tulu. I think Jacobi Moore and Brandon Buckhaulter are going to be good on the outside as well. And then we have a few guys that are hurt- Janari Dean, JP Purvis, and DeMonte Russell that I think will help when they are healthy. I was really impressed with Armondous Cooley as well although he hasn't played a lot if at all this year.

    We also offered a JUCO OL from MGCCC today. I know we have Jones from EMCC committed but we need all the help that we can get there.

    We need to close on as many as we can out of Deion Smith for the offense and Ty Cooper and Calloway for the defense.

    And we need to win the recruiting battle in 2022. That group has several guys that can come in quickly and help us out along with the core that you are talking about.

    I'm not sure that Pendley fits this system or Furdge although I could see Furdge being a good special teams guy for us maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by confucius say View Post
    Where has tulu been
    He's played some on special teams. He wasn't available to play this past weekend. Probably Covid but that info gets wrapped up tight, so you never know. I think Tulu eventually breaks through. Not sure why he hasn't played as much as some others because he's the type of playmaker we need on the field.

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    Like I said(even though it's a fact backed up by data), Moorhead's first 3 classes>Mullen's first 3 classes.
    Fire Ben Howland

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    Quote Originally Posted by msu15 View Post
    Like I said(even though it's a fact backed up by data), Moorhead's first 3 classes>Mullen's first 3 classes.
    https://247sports.com/college/missis...tball/Commits/

    Right now this class is hurting us. It wasn't necessarily bad because we hit the JUCO targets VERY well- but like Jackie they have moved on and as a result we have a smaller senior class of players that have been here awhile. However, there are a few malcontents in this class that while they were talented they also caused issues at times (Hill/Gay) and the OL was a Hevesy recruiting disaster. Two didn't even make it to school and were reaches to start with. The best OL prospect in this group from a high school is probably Jackson- who has shuttled between DT and OL. Austin Williams may end up being the most productive guy in this class that plays four years- assuming Hill doesn't come back.

    This class is a big reason why we are "young" right now- thanks Dan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by msu15 View Post
    Like I said(even though it's a fact backed up by data), Moorhead's first 3 classes>Mullen's first 3 classes.
    Time will tell... here's some notables from Mullen's first three classes: dak, Preston smith, Gabe Jackson, slay, McKinney, JRob, tavese Calhoun, Ballard, Dillon day, bumphis, fletcher cox, McPhee, Josh Boyd, Chris white, Jonathon banks, and Whitley

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd4State View Post
    https://247sports.com/college/missis...tball/Commits/

    Right now this class is hurting us. It wasn't necessarily bad because we hit the JUCO targets VERY well- but like Jackie they have moved on and as a result we have a smaller senior class of players that have been here awhile. However, there are a few malcontents in this class that while they were talented they also caused issues at times (Hill/Gay) and the OL was a Hevesy recruiting disaster. Two didn't even make it to school and were reaches to start with. The best OL prospect in this group from a high school is probably Jackson- who has shuttled between DT and OL. Austin Williams may end up being the most productive guy in this class that plays four years- assuming Hill doesn't come back.

    This class is a big reason why we are "young" right now- thanks Dan.
    I remember the thinking on the December signing day that year "dear gosh that is a lot of JUCO's". And it didn't really matter in 2017 and 2018 because those JUCO guys are awesome while we actually had them. And even guys like Cole, Rivers, and Phillips who were still around in 2019 were solid players for us. But you're right, now we were feeling the effects of that being a very shallow high school class for us. The fact that we could only get one qualifying high school OL and he hasn't even been a contributor for us, yet we had room to give a scholarship to a two star tight end when we had a ton of TE's on roster, is pretty absurd.

    The youth on our roster is encouraging, and if we can somehow find something with Rogers and the younger o-lineman in the next month and a half then we could find ourselves in the intriguing position next year of returning a lot of experienced guys who also have multiple years of eligibility left. Replacing Erroll will be tough, and assuming we lose both of our senior DE's we will have to figure out something there, but if we can get some guys playing well on the o-line, I'm optimistic about pretty much every position looking ahead to 2021 and 2022.

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    We also have guys wide open on film that we're either not blocking long enough to see or our QB is missing.

    We're close.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ShotgunDawg View Post
    We also have guys wide open on film that we're either not blocking long enough to see or our QB is missing.

    We're close.
    Moorhead's offense had guys wide open on film too, but it never clicked. In any event, it is promising to see the young guys get playing time, and I hope it pays dividends up the road.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluelightstar View Post
    Moorhead's offense had guys wide open on film too, but it never clicked. In any event, it is promising to see the young guys get playing time, and I hope it pays dividends up the road.
    I think this one will click because 1. It has for 20 years and 2. Leach will build a team culture of buy in while playing guys that execute rather than just talent
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluelightstar View Post
    Moorhead's offense had guys wide open on film too, but it never clicked. In any event, it is promising to see the young guys get playing time, and I hope it pays dividends up the road.
    Moorhead's offense had some guys open sometimes but also apparently required everybody to perform calculus while they were trying to execute. Leach's is supposedly one of the simplest offense out there and just requires reps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Todd4State View Post
    https://247sports.com/college/missis...tball/Commits/

    Right now this class is hurting us. It wasn't necessarily bad because we hit the JUCO targets VERY well- but like Jackie they have moved on and as a result we have a smaller senior class of players that have been here awhile. However, there are a few malcontents in this class that while they were talented they also caused issues at times (Hill/Gay) and the OL was a Hevesy recruiting disaster. Two didn't even make it to school and were reaches to start with. The best OL prospect in this group from a high school is probably Jackson- who has shuttled between DT and OL. Austin Williams may end up being the most productive guy in this class that plays four years- assuming Hill doesn't come back.

    This class is a big reason why we are "young" right now- thanks Dan.
    Look I get that people don't like Hev as a person and that's ok. But he recruited guys he knew could play in his system and he could mold. Example 1. Greg Eiland. Under almost any other coach Eiland would never see the field, but with Hev he looked like an NFL guy and now he can't block anything or anyone. Example 2. The entire 2014 line. 3 MAIS players, Day, and Clausell. No one in their right mind would've started a line like that, but Hev had them molded into a unit that was one of the best in the country. So yes, maybe Hev didn't recruit a bunch of 4 and 5 stars, but the one's he recruited could play. Hell Cole Smith has proven Hev correct for not wanting to recruit him and Lashley was never gonna play here cause he got beat out of Dolla Bill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StarkVegasSteve View Post
    Look I get that people don't like Hev as a person and that's ok. But he recruited guys he knew could play in his system and he could mold. Example 1. Greg Eiland. Under almost any other coach Eiland would never see the field, but with Hev he looked like an NFL guy and now he can't block anything or anyone. Example 2. The entire 2014 line. 3 MAIS players, Day, and Clausell. No one in their right mind would've started a line like that, but Hev had them molded into a unit that was one of the best in the country. So yes, maybe Hev didn't recruit a bunch of 4 and 5 stars, but the one's he recruited could play. Hell Cole Smith has proven Hev correct for not wanting to recruit him and Lashley was never gonna play here cause he got beat out of Dolla Bill.
    Hev was a very good line coach. THe problem was he couldn't recruit an entire line and 3 backups. We were always playing with fire with him. Think about how badly off we would have been if TBUck hadn't gone and gotten Reese. Doesn't matter if you coach them up if you can't at least get a few OL in each class.

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