02.Feb.2011 Discussion: Letters of Intent (Afternoon)
The last post was getting cluttered. In here let's discuss what's transpired so far today, etc.
So far signing day has been status quo. No poaching either way. Pretty boring day overall. I held out a small hope we’d land a signing day surprise, but as is their wont, the staff failed to deliver. It’s a good class by OSU standards, but we needed some positive twists on signing day in order for this class to be special, especially in comparison to some other classes around the conference. Our benchmark shouldn’t be the 2007 Beaver class. It should be the 2011 Oregon, USC, Cal, and Washington classes, and we fail pretty miserably by those standards. It doesn’t mean we won’t be competitive, but it does mean we won’t get over the hump.
Still on the board are White, Moreland, and Dockery. Personally, I think we land none of them, but for you pessimists with latent hope, that trio will give you something for which to secretly hope.