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Subject: Re: ...The landscape has changed

al's wingman
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Date Posted: 14:24:20 08/29/17 Tue
In reply to: al's wingman 's message, "The landscape has changed" on 14:20:08 08/29/17 Tue

and before anyone mentions Clemson in the same breath as Bama and Ohio State, Deshaun Watson almost flipped to Ohio State out of HS.

So long as there is an "elite" top down culture in college football recruiting, ND has a long haul back to being a top team regardless of who is coaching them.

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Date Posted: 14:49:14 08/29/17 Tue

This is a little off-topic but it bears stating that Nebraska as a long-term powerhouse in college football is an amazing testament to Bob Devaney and Tom Osborne.

All the long-term powerhouses have some recruiting advantage. Most powerhouses derive from sitting on a geographical pipeline of high school talent: Texas, the Florida schools, Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, USC and of course Notre Dame with its national reputation.

Conversely, Nebraska is literally and figuratively in the middle of nowhere. I submit that Nebraska thrived for a longer period of time further away from any natural pipeline of high school talent than any other college program ever.

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