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Posted: 8/16/2014 6:17 PM

Ty'Ron Horton commits to WKU 


2015 standout at Dupont Manual HS. Top 15 player in the state, maybe higher.

http://www.hudl.com/athlete/3347511/tyron-horton

No. 10 commitment for WKU in this class.


Defensive coordinator Nick Holt went to watch his son play for BGHS last night, they scrimmaged Manual. Holt must have liked what he saw.
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Posted: 8/16/2014 6:34 PM

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Looks like a beast!
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Posted: 8/16/2014 7:57 PM

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comp looked terrible in  lot of that video with many times nobody even getting a pad on him to block him.

he has pretty good feet if he's legitimately that size.  looks like a manchild.  seemed to pursue pretty well for a guy his size when the play got past him.

wonder how he looked against the bg ee-leet.
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Posted: 8/16/2014 9:48 PM

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With his combination of size and speed, I'm a little shocked that we waltzed in and got a commitment so easily. I wonder if he's passed his SAT or ACT. I guess I'm just shocked that we seemed to have no competition...or did we?

Love to see a big guy chasing down ball carriers from behind. That's a great sign for the future. Get him in WKU's great weight room and who knows how big and fast he could be in a couple of years.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 12:51 PM

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haskins wrote: With his combination of size and speed, I'm a little shocked that we waltzed in and got a commitment so easily. I wonder if he's passed his SAT or ACT. I guess I'm just shocked that we seemed to have no competition...or did we?

Love to see a big guy chasing down ball carriers from behind. That's a great sign for the future. Get him in WKU's great weight room and who knows how big and fast he could be in a couple of years.
I'm not aware of his academic standing. I assume he's fine, but I don't know.

I"ll say this, most of the commits have done so almost immediately after being offered. WKU has been recruiting many of them for a long time, a growing number of Kentucky kids want to be a part of this program. After the offer comes, for many, it's a no-brainer.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 1:33 PM

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haskins wrote: With his combination of size and speed, I'm a little shocked that we waltzed in and got a commitment so easily. I wonder if he's passed his SAT or ACT. I guess I'm just shocked that we seemed to have no competition...or did we?

Love to see a big guy chasing down ball carriers from behind. That's a great sign for the future. Get him in WKU's great weight room and who knows how big and fast he could be in a couple of years.
I'm not aware of his academic standing. I assume he's fine, but I don't know.

I"ll say this, most of the commits have done so almost immediately after being offered. WKU has been recruiting many of them for a long time, a growing number of Kentucky kids want to be a part of this program. After the offer comes, for many, it's a no-brainer.
Beating Kentucky twice, Brohm's name recognition, new conference,  good OOC opponents, good facilities, cool uniforms(yeah i said it) growing city, good AD and President.  WKU has a lot to offer.  Great place for kids to play high level football in their home state, have their family come to every game, get a degree, have a good outlook on life after college.  If we can get the majority of kids we want from KY, and get kids late in the process that missed their chance to sign with a big5 conference, we'll be in business.  Go Tops!!
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Posted: 8/17/2014 2:00 PM

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Elhoppero is beating the same drum I've been pounding! I'm super optimistic about Topper football. I think JB has a great plan! Give us a couple of 8 win seasons culminating in bowl games, combined with a lot of KY kids on the roster and you'll begin to see WKU jerseys in all parts of the state. Just 12 more days, I can hardly wait!
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Posted: 8/17/2014 3:23 PM

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HunterWKU wrote: Elhoppero is beating the same drum I've been pounding! I'm super optimistic about Topper football. I think JB has a great plan! Give us a couple of 8 win seasons culminating in bowl games, combined with a lot of KY kids on the roster and you'll begin to see WKU jerseys in all parts of the state. Just 12 more days, I can hardly wait!
FWIW, I'm predicting 9-4 with every game except maybe UAB being reasonably close.  Best case scenario we control our own destiny when we play Marshall at the end of the year.  We would most likely need Marshall to lose at least 1 conference game prior to our game.  Long season, anything could happen.  Go Tops!
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Posted: 8/17/2014 4:15 PM

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I agree with all of the positives about WKU. I'm just not used to the kids " knowing" these things. I think someone is doing a wonderful job educating in state kids finally. If it's Coach Brohm, I'm thrilled!"
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Posted: 8/17/2014 10:34 PM

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haskins wrote: I agree with all of the positives about WKU. I'm just not used to the kids " knowing" these things. I think someone is doing a wonderful job educating in state kids finally. If it's Coach Brohm, I'm thrilled!"
Beating UK the last 2 years, huge microwave effect. Now, basketball and other sports, not so much. But WKU football has the full attention of the in-state kids.

Important to note, the nationally ranked ones (Harris, Sindelar, Eli Brown,)--that's another story. But if you're a senior HS kid in-state, and you fall even slightly below that tier, WKU is hard to turn down. You've seen them beat UK as a sophomore and junior.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 10:59 PM

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thought the same thing beed. he was barely touched. i'd love to see him against better competition.
dahbeed32 wrote: comp looked terrible in  lot of that video with many times nobody even getting a pad on him to block him.

he has pretty good feet if he's legitimately that size.  looks like a manchild.  seemed to pursue pretty well for a guy his size when the play got past him.

wonder how he looked against the bg ee-leet.
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Posted: 8/17/2014 11:50 PM

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nbtoppers2 wrote: thought the same thing beed. he was barely touched. i'd love to see him against better competition.
dahbeed32 wrote: comp looked terrible in  lot of that video with many times nobody even getting a pad on him to block him.

he has pretty good feet if he's legitimately that size.  looks like a manchild.  seemed to pursue pretty well for a guy his size when the play got past him.

wonder how he looked against the bg ee-leet.
I'm going to quote you here NB, but want to make sure you (and others) know, this reply's not directed at you (although I do disagree with you alot wink). There are many fans saying this very same thing about the Ky. commits, many more that have been more verbal about it than you.


I'm comfortable with reporting that Ty'Ron Horton didn't have a WKU offer before that scrimmage against BGHS. WKU had expressed a lot of interest in him, but Horton never made it on-campus for either of the summer camps.

Defensive coordinator Nick Holt--who has vast coaching experience at the Division 1 level--went to watch his kid play for BGHS against Manual. Suddenly, Horton gets the offer, and commits.

Therefore, I assume Holt really liked what he saw from Horton, and this offer came down after Holt got to see him play.


I just don't understand fans questioning these coaches, who make up arguably one of the best collective staff's in WKU football's history. If these kids get here and they stink, then criticize away, I'll even join you. But none of us are experts on dissecting HS kids' film, yet here many fans are, saying they don't think the Ky. kids can get it done. Despite seeing Antonio Andrews, Mitchell Henry, Taywan Taylor, Ace Wales all come through the program in the last few years, when they WEREN'T recruiting Kentucky hard. And the team went 7-5, 7-5, and 8-4.

If they continue at their current rate, Kentucky kids will make up half the roster. The other half will be Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, etc.

I say just let's see what happens. I defer to the experts until they're proven wrong. Just my take.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 8:58 AM

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JWellsFOX wrote:
nbtoppers2 wrote: thought the same thing beed. he was barely touched. i'd love to see him against better competition.
dahbeed32 wrote: comp looked terrible in  lot of that video with many times nobody even getting a pad on him to block him.

he has pretty good feet if he's legitimately that size.  looks like a manchild.  seemed to pursue pretty well for a guy his size when the play got past him.

wonder how he looked against the bg ee-leet.
I'm going to quote you here NB, but want to make sure you (and others) know, this reply's not directed at you (although I do disagree with you alot wink). There are many fans saying this very same thing about the Ky. commits, many more that have been more verbal about it than you.


I'm comfortable with reporting that Ty'Ron Horton didn't have a WKU offer before that scrimmage against BGHS. WKU had expressed a lot of interest in him, but Horton never made it on-campus for either of the summer camps.

Defensive coordinator Nick Holt--who has vast coaching experience at the Division 1 level--went to watch his kid play for BGHS against Manual. Suddenly, Horton gets the offer, and commits.

Therefore, I assume Holt really liked what he saw from Horton, and this offer came down after Holt got to see him play.


I just don't understand fans questioning these coaches, who make up arguably one of the best collective staff's in WKU football's history. If these kids get here and they stink, then criticize away, I'll even join you. But none of us are experts on dissecting HS kids' film, yet here many fans are, saying they don't think the Ky. kids can get it done. Despite seeing Antonio Andrews, Mitchell Henry, Taywan Taylor, Ace Wales all come through the program in the last few years, when they WEREN'T recruiting Kentucky hard. And the team went 7-5, 7-5, and 8-4.

If they continue at their current rate, Kentucky kids will make up half the roster. The other half will be Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, etc.

I say just let's see what happens. I defer to the experts until they're proven wrong. Just my take.



 I'm going to quote you here JWells, but want to make sure you (and others) know, this
reply's not directed at you (although I do disagree with you occasionally). wink 

Perhaps it is the seemingly blind faith that some posters observe in the posts of those
agog over our commits this season. Maybe those posters should consider the flip side of
the argument... that you are obliquely criticizing all of the other D1 coaches. One can
legitimately wonder why the top 60 programs did  not offer most of these kids that have
committed to us thus far.  This particular player is in Louisville's back yard. His school
abuts UL's campus. How did Petrino (and his entire staff) miss him? This player's school
is only 75 miles from UK and 98 miles from IU. How did the entire staffs of each of those
schools miss him? Also, I could not find this player even rated by Scout. How did Scout
miss him? So, maybe the posters who are still wondering about this NEW strategy are
 thinking " I just don't understand fans questioning these coaches, who make up
arguably one of the best collective staff's in UL, UK and IU's football's history
. biggrinconfusedcool

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Posted: 8/18/2014 10:39 AM

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WKU has never landed consistently landed kids with UK/UL offers. Even when Taggart was here. You got Ace Wales and Daqual Randall that I know of, that's it. And UL wanted Wales to grayshirt.

UK is recruiting SEC-caliber players, and had a top 25 recruiting class last year. No, none of these WKU commitments are top 25 recruiting class/SEC-caliber players.

UL is recruiting ACC-caliber players. No, none of these WKU commitments are ACC-caliber.


That doesn't mean these aren't good pickups for WKU. Gotta keep things in perspective.

I don't have an offer list for Horton because he won't answer the phone, heh. But coaches from Louisville, Missouri, Toledo and Ball State follow him on Twitter.


I just think WKU's coaches have been doing this for a very long time, many have coaching stops in the SEC, BCS bowls, etc. If they think these kids are good enough for WKU, then that's good enough for me biggrin.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 12:04 PM

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Like his size and I think it's legit size with good speed.  They can do a ton with a body like this, let us hope for a smart head to go with it.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 12:34 PM

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Quick follow-up: I am rooting for your position. I will happilly masticate a heapin' helpin' of crow if it means success for the Toppers.wink
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Posted: 8/18/2014 12:48 PM

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TheOriginalDiogenes wrote: Quick follow-up: I am rooting for your position. I will happilly masticate a heapin' helpin' of crow if it means success for the Toppers.wink
Yes! biggrin No matter the disagreement, always vital to remember at the end of the day, all on the same side.
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Posted: 8/18/2014 8:42 PM

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I'm calling bull on both sides of this argument. We had a running back just graduate that could have played for any team in the country. WKU has done the smart thing and had their satellite camps and jumped on these kids early. Ky high school football is not as bad as some think. We just don't have the numbers that states like fl. Ga. do. Just a couple of years ago a Ky high school was the #1 team in the nation. We have teams that consistently go into Tn. Oh. And win. The difference in the "caliber" of SEC & ACC is their depth. Louisville consistently gets players from Louisville, and that program has taken off. Yes we do need and still will recruit the other states. But this worrying about coaches wanting kids after they evaluate them for their program really needs to take a wait and see approach. In the next few months we will be hearing about the recruits from Fl. Ga. & Al. But these coaches know what they want for their program and they are jumping on them early and getting verbals and I for one like to see iit. Ok rant over!! Lol
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Posted: 8/19/2014 12:00 AM

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This is the way I feel...

99.9% of us wouldn't know any recruits name till it hits this board, or hanging chad tweets about it...or it's a player in your back yard then maybe 25% would go.."I heard that name before".

99.9% of us couldn't tell a "football player" from looking at him on a video from a loaf of bread by picking it up at the store and squeezing it. What we the 99.9% are good at is bitching and complaining. Anyone remember the comments from all of the 99.9% of us experts after watch the clips on Fishback when Western signed him? I do...some were talking about his arm strength and a lot about his ability to take off and run...

a freaking one legged man could almost beat that kid in a race. That's how much most of us know.

Now how many of you questioned BP's recruiting last year? I don't remember seeing all of this crap about recruiting KY kids. There are 15 FR from KY on this years roster . Ark St sure hasn't had a problem winning and I wouldn't think there are many more D1 recruits from Ark than KY...ASU has 14 fr from ARK on their roster. And unless I missed counted they have 45 players from the state of Ark. Western has 30 from KY.

How about at least give these coaches 1 loss before calling them bums and I know that wasn't actually what was said but that's the feeling I get.

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Posted: 8/19/2014 8:04 AM

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garysbrain wrote: This is the way I feel...

99.9% of us wouldn't know any recruits name till it hits this board, or hanging chad tweets about it...or it's a player in your back yard then maybe 25% would go.."I heard that name before".

99.9% of us couldn't tell a "football player" from looking at him on a video from a loaf of bread by picking it up at the store and squeezing it. What we the 99.9% are good at is bitching and complaining. Anyone remember the comments from all of the 99.9% of us experts after watch the clips on Fishback when Western signed him? I do...some were talking about his arm strength and a lot about his ability to take off and run...

a freaking one legged man could almost beat that kid in a race. That's how much most of us know.

Now how many of you questioned BP's recruiting last year? I don't remember seeing all of this crap about recruiting KY kids. There are 15 FR from KY on this years roster . Ark St sure hasn't had a problem winning and I wouldn't think there are many more D1 recruits from Ark than KY...ASU has 14 fr from ARK on their roster. And unless I missed counted they have 45 players from the state of Ark. Western has 30 from KY.

How about at least give these coaches 1 loss before calling them bums and I know that wasn't actually what was said but that's the feeling I get.
The difference is this season we have already 10 verbal commits from Kentucky and no other state which concerns some...Now thanks to JW, I know the plan and expect the out of state commits to roll in closer to Feb......Last couple of seasons when BP was on board we got a lot of KY kids late in Dec and Jan.. and not as many early besides Farris, Fant and maybe 4 or 5 others total.....That to me is the huge difference, is we are locking up double the Kentucky commits in summer and earlier than anytime in our history.

I am a little worried about all of these KY kids just because its never been done before...I don't know about Arkansas, but I just know this is unprecedented, so it will be a wait and see strategy...I trust the coaching staff finding football talent and I do agree with JW that these guys have been around a long time on staff, so they really know what they are doing and what we need as a program....My whole point was if we start losing here in 2 or 3 years, most of the fans are going to blame recruiting Kentucky kids as the reason and it will be easy to do so....
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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:13 AM

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Excellent post, WKUfan518.  GB,I recall no one calling coaches bums or implying that our coaches are bums. I have seen several posts mildly and politely questioning this heretofore untested recruiting strategy (10 of 10, %100 of verbals are Kentucky players). 
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Here's a question ...do you or anyone else know how many commitments we had at this time last year? and that 10 is probably 10 of 25 we will sign.  So we are questioning the recruiting over 5 KY players? 

WT's last class had 5 KY kids ...5 more than this class (so far) with that 5 WT got he also offered 6 other KY kids that went else where (espn). So that's 11 WT offered from KY and this staff has 10 and 3 other offers to KY kids that signed with other schools...

now we are at 11 signed & offered bt WT  vs 13 with this staff

No one said you or anyone was actually calling this staff bums...

but you have questioned just about everyone of these commitments.  Or it seems that way to me.  I honestly could understand the questioning if we were talking about signed LOI but we are talking ts commitments and to be honest, this early ....

they are not worth much. Not at Western not at ULL not at Marshall, not at ASU, not any school. If any kid that's committed to Western blows up we will most likely lost him and so will any SBC or C-USA school. The same thing on the other end...

if Western gets a player they think is better than one of those 10 KY boys and need that scholarship you can bet the coaches will give it to the player they think will help more.  I look at it different than some of you....

I look at it as Western is moving up the respect ladder in our state and getting the commitments earlier than in the past. If we sign 16+  then you and everyone else might have reasons for concern because like you and others ...

I don't think we can build this program to a consistent 8 win team with 50 to 60% KY kids


TheOriginalDiogenes wrote: Excellent post, WKUfan518.  GB,I recall no one calling coaches bums or implying that our coaches are bums. I have seen several posts mildly and politely questioning this heretofore untested recruiting strategy (10 of 10, %100 of verbals are Kentucky players). 

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Posted: 8/19/2014 3:12 PM

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on average only 15-20 kids total from KY sign with FBS schools...

so Brohm's strategy will get more KY players playing D1 ball...if the players do their job it should be a boost for KY recruiting & maybe more coaches will come to find hidden gems there... having more KY kids on the roster should help w/ improving attendance & more sense of pride from the community...

trust me its very hard to get a FL kid to come to schools like WKU they all want to go to the major BCS schools, so they don't start warming up till they have no other options... i could barely get my nephew DaQual to take an official visit to WKU because he was so stuck on his commitment to Louisville (hell its been hell trying to keep him at WKU sometimes) LOL

if Brohm's strategy work it will be huge for the entire state of KY

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grafikdetail wrote:

trust me its very hard to get a FL kid to come to schools like WKU they all want to go to the major BCS schools, so they don't start warming up till they have no other options... i could barely get my nephew DaQual to take an official visit to WKU because he was so stuck on his commitment to Louisville

Great point, one I tried to make before but got overlooked some. Big reason alotta talented Florida kids dragged their butts up to Bowling Green, Ky. was for Willie Taggart, and he's not here anymore.

Spending equal resources in Fla. With this staff wouldn't equal same results. Gotta try a new strategy.

I'm not big on every Ky. commit so far, but like the potential on most. People need to give em' a chance. Some of these guys would have near double-digit offers playing in other states.

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Posted: 8/19/2014 10:33 PM

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Re: Recruiting & Coaching Staff-- Running counter to my concerns stated above, I was at the HAF get together tonight and Todd Stewart made the following observation: Two years ago, when we went to the Little Caesar Bowl, our entire coaching staff had one bowl game experience (Coach Guidry). Last year, under Petrino, we had 55 bowl games experience among our coaches. This year--88 bowl games experience.
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TheOriginalDiogenes wrote: Re: Recruiting & Coaching Staff-- Running counter to my concerns stated above, I was at the HAF get together tonight and Todd Stewart made the following observation: Two years ago, when we went to the Little Caesar Bowl, our entire coaching staff had one bowl game experience (Coach Guidry). Last year, under Petrino, we had 55 bowl games experience among our coaches. This year--88 bowl games experience.

Pretty bigtime!

That's all I've meant all along really. I'll defer to these guys until proven otherwise, heh.

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JWellsFOX wrote:
TheOriginalDiogenes wrote: Re: Recruiting & Coaching Staff-- Running counter to my concerns stated above, I was at the HAF get together tonight and Todd Stewart made the following observation: Two years ago, when we went to the Little Caesar Bowl, our entire coaching staff had one bowl game experience (Coach Guidry). Last year, under Petrino, we had 55 bowl games experience among our coaches. This year--88 bowl games experience.

Pretty bigtime!

That's all I've meant all along really. I'll defer to these guys until proven otherwise, heh.



And that is the only thing I'm saying...

till we actually see recruiting as a problem (and coaching) lets give these coaches the benefit of the doubt they know what they are doing and able to judge talent or a "body" they can turn into potential talent.


Hopefully in 9 days and 9 hours we can see just how that experience pays off
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Posted: 8/21/2014 3:31 AM

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think the Marshall game each year will be good games to see where the talent stacks up... right now WKU & Marshall have 29 Florida players w/ the difference in rosters being:

1. Marhsall has 16 in-state players on roster compared to WKU's 30

2. Marhsall continues to land Fla. players along w/ 3 & 4-star recruits compared to WKU's mostly 1-star, 2-star & under the radar recruits

if these games are competitive in this matchup over the next couple of seasons, the coach's recruiting strategy is fine...they're finding the right players to fit within their system & get the job done

on the flip side, you can't coach up speed & quickness, you either have it or you don't...so if Marshall has skills position players just running up & down the field & outplaying WKU, it may be time to rethink the process

 

 

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grafikdetail wrote:

think the Marshall game each year will be good games to see where the talent stacks up... right now WKU & Marshall have 29 Florida players w/ the difference in rosters being:

1. Marhsall has 16 in-state players on roster compared to WKU's 30

2. Marhsall continues to land Fla. players along w/ 3 & 4-star recruits compared to WKU's mostly 1-star, 2-star & under the radar recruits

if these games are competitive in this matchup over the next couple of seasons, the coach's recruiting strategy is fine...they're finding the right players to fit within their system & get the job done

on the flip side, you can't coach up speed & quickness, you either have it or you don't...so if Marshall has skills position players just running up & down the field & outplaying WKU, it may be time to rethink the process

 

 


Yep I agree, I think Marshall as a program would be a good goal for WKU to achieve to have the success they have had at FBS level.....Everyone preseason thinks Marshall will go 12 and 0 with a relatively easy schedule, but they still have to get it done on the field.....We could certainly learn from them how to win at home as they have an exceptional record at home which seems opposite of us in recent memory...
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So does that mean Marshall should strive to be more like Western on the road?...

we each won 22 games over the past 3 years

As far as speed at the skill positions I don't think we could get any slower than we were 2 years ago with WT and his pipeline to Fla. and that's not a criticism of WT because Willie is my favorite offensive player ever at Western and as a man I don't think think there's many better than him  ...

but we were slow even with that Fla connection

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