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2 minutes ago, The House That Rick Built said:

Interesting thing with this conversation about recruiting is the fact that I've always heard people speak on Travis Ford as a great recruiter, so why couldn't he recruit some big transfer names. And while I think we could all agree he has gotten some good transfers,  I bet we would love to see another upperclassmen come in to solidify our roster along with adding depth so we can stop talking about SLU being short handed every year. Are we expecting too much out of Travis Ford? Is he underperforming? Have to again remember Bess, Foreman, and Isabell all were transfers who turned out to be great, or at least Bess and Isabell of late have been great. 

 

Where would you guys rate Travis Ford's recruiting thus far in his tenure with SLU?

B.  Good chance still in this class to get to B+ imo, but I'd say overall thus far a B.  

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Next interview on the way with Cody Ellis. To try and simplify this for ourselves, we have set up a google doc for submissions. Name is optional, its only if you would like a shout out for your question. Thank you guys for following along.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_2HV767ukFs_4cQpMw_y_KlztbFi82WPxqOdXkNzhKxSHIA/viewform

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38 minutes ago, The House That Rick Built said:

I would say it's pretty unreasonable to use Zion Williamson as your example to begin this. Had you said someone like Isabell which came up later, I would consider that a reasonably high expectation. Saying we should want to get Zion is just ludicrous, not because we wouldn't love to have him, but because we'd rather build a team of 4 year guys that develop into great players because they would actually take our call. The issue with looking for these transfers and the high level players that you are talking about is the possibility that you overlook or undervalue guys who can develop into good/great players. 

Ah geez. You reaaaaally missed the boat on that one.  Go back and read.......oh just forget it.  If you didn't catch it the first time you won't the second

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9 minutes ago, HoosierPal said:

Ah geez. You reaaaaally missed the boat on that one.  Go back and read.......oh just forget it.  If you didn't catch it the first time you won't the second

Ya I see my stupidity in the joke now. Still think the bulk of what I said stands. Irregardless, we have to find a guy who's willing to listen to us, and come play for us. There are some great JUCO transfers out there, but some of them wouldn't give us the time of the day, and so we would be wasting time on them when we could be spending time on young guys willing to commit to the program for 4 years. Thats all that I was really trying to get at, misread it as you saying you wanted us to go after Zion in a sarcastic tone. Village idiot for the day. 

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9 minutes ago, The House That Rick Built said:

Ya I see my stupidity in the joke now. Still think the bulk of what I said stands. Irregardless, we have to find a guy who's willing to listen to us, and come play for us. There are some great JUCO transfers out there, but some of them wouldn't give us the time of the day, and so we would be wasting time on them when we could be spending time on young guys willing to commit to the program for 4 years. Thats all that I was really trying to get at, misread it as you saying you wanted us to go after Zion in a sarcastic tone. Village idiot for the day. 



How many times have we been over this...

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8 minutes ago, billikenfan05 said:

How many times have we been over this...

Man, if you're not careful, you're gonna turn into me!

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As far as people he has gotten to sign to play for the Bills since he took over his grade has to be A even A+ if we are grading on the curve. That being determined for SLU only not for a generic member of the 351 D1 teams. Even the highest profile coach we ever had wasn't able to sign this many 3 and 4* . Unfair to grade him on recruiting based on who actually played unless there was some sign he was crooked. ?ing quality in the recruits isn't valid imo. The only one that was questionable from the get go was 'guy and who wouldn't take a chance on top 50 guy who decides to pick us half way through HS. Even his issues were childish selfish stuff not illegal or unethical.  

My fear is that midnight will strike and we will be back to WTF wants to come here days we've lived with last 1/2 century.

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