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    Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Yesterday, during one his pre game interviews, he talked about his first head coaching job at La Tech. He had all his Texas ties and came with a plan to build Louisiana Tech with recruits from Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Said there was just one problem, "Those kids werent interested in coming to Ruston".

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by Exes&Ohs View Post
    Yesterday, during one his pre game interviews, he talked about his first head coaching job at La Tech. He had all his Texas ties and came with a plan to build Louisiana Tech with recruits from Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Said there was just one problem, "Those kids werent interested in coming to Ruston".
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    I am glad he was stomped tonight. If Sonny holds true to form, he will be shamelessly prostituting himself out for a better gig in a year or two (if he isnít already) like he did at Tech, Cal and SMU.

    I think there is a better chance of him drying up and blowing away than him making it to another CFP championship game.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I am glad he was stomped tonight. If Sonny holds true to form, he will be shamelessly prostituting himself out for a better gig in a year or two (if he isnít already) like he did at Tech, Cal and SMU.

    I think there is a better chance of him drying up and blowing away than him making it to another CFP championship game.
    TCU had a perfect storm this year. Big 12 overall was good but had no great teams, including TCU. 9 wins of 10 points or less. OOC schedule at Colorado, Tarleton State, and at SMU.

    Will be a tough act to duplicate ever again.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by Brad View Post
    I am glad he was stomped tonight. If Sonny holds true to form, he will be shamelessly prostituting himself out for a better gig in a year or two (if he isn’t already) like he did at Tech, Cal and SMU.

    I think there is a better chance of him drying up and blowing away than him making it to another CFP championship game.
    I'll take Dykes back at Tech any day. Only a MILLION times better than the joke we have now. Of course, that train has left the station and Dykes is on a much higher plain than Tech Football will ever see.

    Yep, Dykes is a mercenary chasing the paychecks and the next big gig. And it is also true he left us hanging at the end of 2012 season when he was busier negotiating with Cal instead of focusing on Utah State, San Jose State and getting us that Orange Bowl bid. But that Orange Bowl would never have been in the cards if not for Dykes in the first place.

    The college football blogs are lit up with jokes and stabs at TCU (and the Big 12), the SEC crowd is out crowing, of course, but Dykes inherited a program coming off a 5-7 season and losing seasons, in what 4 of the last 5 years, and took them all the way to the NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP GAME! All in his first year too. Coaches are not supposed to accomplish anything, some believe, for at least 3 seasons.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by Exes&Ohs View Post
    Yesterday, during one his pre game interviews, he talked about his first head coaching job at La Tech. He had all his Texas ties and came with a plan to build Louisiana Tech with recruits from Houston and the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Said there was just one problem, "Those kids werent interested in coming to Ruston".
    I'm not sure the point you're trying to make...?

    But to add some context to the quote. Sonny and his staff initially were looking at 4-star recruits from Houston and Dallas. They attempted to recruit the same type of kids he recruited at Arizona, kids that had multiple offers from Big 12 schools.

    They quickly realized they were wasting their time recruiting kids who had offers from schools like Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State and were taking visits to places like Austin and College Station. It's the same lesson Lane Kiffin learned in his first few weeks at FAU.

    I'll add this - Sonny had some great recruiting stories.
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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by The Historian View Post
    I'm not sure the point you're trying to make...?

    But to add some context to the quote. Sonny and his staff initially were looking at 4-star recruits from Houston and Dallas. They attempted to recruit the same type of kids he recruited at Arizona, kids that had multiple offers from Big 12 schools.

    They quickly realized they were wasting their time recruiting kids who had offers from schools like Baylor, Oklahoma State, and Iowa State and were taking visits to places like Austin and College Station. It's the same lesson Lane Kiffin learned in his first few weeks at FAU.

    I'll add this - Sonny had some great recruiting stories.
    whatís interesting is that the modern era of mercenary college football fits recruiting yearly transfers and jucos rather than investing in high school student athletes who may or may not stick around.

    for schools our size we are either going the juco/transfer route or sending all our recruits to other schools once they develop here.

    It is pick your poison.

    I think Cumbie will go the juco/transfer route.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    The more I think about it, the more I think the high school players that Tech will end up being able to bring to campus either arenít going to really be good enough to play or theyĎre going to get impatient waiting to develop to play and theyíll leave after a couple of years. Unless it changes somehow this whole transfer system and NIL is going to turn college football into a revolving door type of system like minor league baseball is. Players just bounce around here and there until they finally give up and drop out. At least with Juco players you only have to hold their interest a year or two and not 4.

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    This will separate the good (truly good) coaches from the lousy ones. Anyone who has coached recreational sports year after year learns how to build a team from scratch...year after year. Usually, a coach has his own kids, maybe a neighbor's kid, and the rest total strangers. . Of course, it's a level playing field since all the coaches are dealing with the same issues.

    Gonna be interesting.

    Maybe it'll get to the point a player can transfer mid-season and be eligible to play. Play for one school in September and be elsewhere come October. Maybe even play against the school you just left!

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by dawg80 View Post
    This will separate the good (truly good) coaches from the lousy ones. Anyone who has coached recreational sports year after year learns how to build a team from scratch...year after year. Usually, a coach has his own kids, maybe a neighbor's kid, and the rest total strangers. . Of course, it's a level playing field since all the coaches are dealing with the same issues.

    Gonna be interesting.

    Maybe it'll get to the point a player can transfer mid-season and be eligible to play. Play for one school in September and be elsewhere come October. Maybe even play against the school you just left!
    Itís sad, but itís what will work best for now for schools like Tech. Shop the market for players rather than recruit high schools for potential players.

    I can see FCS schools become a development school for FBS to shop from.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    The portal and NIL have made the NCAA irrelevant...not sure how long it will survive.
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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Itís like everything else, the people in the seats donít matter. It doesnít even matter if anyone is watching on TV. The bigger programs will only get more dense with power and everyone elseÖ tough shit, no one cares.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Is it over and will forever be this way? Do you see potential for a collapse of this system and a return to amateur sports?

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    It’s really ignorant for Tech to recruit a HS kid unless they can play immediately, otherwise you’re just wasting your time. I would be very heavy JUCO every year.
    The portal has ruined amateur athletics, and I’m not sure it ever goes back to any semblance of normal ever again. I didn’t watch a single bowl game this year, and probably didn’t watch many quarters of football all year long. I’m not alone either. I wish the P5 would split off and make themselves a pro league and let the G5 go back to being amateur athletics again.

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    Re: Sonny Dykes really didnt have to say it

    Quote Originally Posted by techman05 View Post
    Is it over and will forever be this way? Do you see potential for a collapse of this system and a return to amateur sports?
    The bubble has to pop eventually. The question is where we are in that process? Can the bigs survive undercutting all their farm teams (G5s and most of P5)? Eventually those teams will die or drop so low it'll be irrelevant, like Tech is heading.

    Quote Originally Posted by SicemDawgz View Post
    It’s really ignorant for Tech to recruit a HS kid unless they can play immediately, otherwise you’re just wasting your time. I would be very heavy JUCO every year.
    The portal has ruined amateur athletics, and I’m not sure it ever goes back to any semblance of normal ever again. I didn’t watch a single bowl game this year, and probably didn’t watch many quarters of football all year long. I’m not alone either. I wish the P5 would split off and make themselves a pro league and let the G5 go back to being amateur athletics again.
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