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Date Posted: 16:19:06 01/24/22 Mon
I note the "stars" and all offers publicly mentioned but, while I do not discount them entirely, let alone compare them across teams, I am a moderate skeptic regarding them. How these star systems purport to rank stars among a million plus high school footballers leaves me a bit dubious.
As discussed on this board, not all "offers" are firm, and it is often very difficult based on what is published to tell which are real offers.
The people who have the best handle on the level of talent entering the League schools each year are the League coaches, IMO. They see a lot of recruits one way or another, whether they end up at their school or not. They also probably have a better sense of how players develop once in the League, with all the film watching and game planning they do.
So, I will take others' word who look at these metrics closely that Surace has more recruits with higher star ratings or Power 5-offered players or both than Teevens. Does he outrecruit Teevens for talent? Maybe, but I don't know and would prefer to get the views of Bagnoli, Reno, Priore et al. than whoever is doing the stars or reporting the offers.
In terms of developing players, Surace and his staff have done a great job and I don't doubt in the recent period of years so has Teevens.
Two things in your post are much more interesting to me. One is the bottomline. After his 2-20 start, which had some Tiger fans prepared to put him on or under the Dinky, he turned it around bigtime and has 4 titles in the last 8 years, starting in his fourth year. These are the best results since 1969 if not earlier. So, how many stars or Power 5 offers his recruits get vs. what another coach gets do not particularly mean too much to me.
The other is regarding Teevens II, how he turned around a 9-41 start complete with an 0-10 season in the middle, and even tacked on a sixth straight losing Ivy season. At least 6 of our schools would have fired him after year 5 or 6. This has also been discussed elsewhere, but I will start with crediting DC administrators for retaining him. Cheers.
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