Athlon Sports to Aztecs: "You stink!" Jun 10, 2012 9:13:16 GMT -8
Post by RockNFish on Jun 10, 2012 9:13:16 GMT -8
Rocky did a very good to great job at UNM. I like to think, and am occasionally told, the same about my work. However, that doesn't mean I'm anywhere near the top of my profession, nor is Rocky.
To add to the Tollner comparison, I also think Rocky is superior in the sense of recruiting. With the exception of SteveEm they're now all gone but when I joined AztecTalk in 1999, there were several folks on the board with inside contacts who said they were hearing that Ted would almost never hit the recruiting trail. That doesn't seem to be the case with Rocky. Although myownwords keeps saying our recruiting has been poor, as James has said, that isn't true at all. In fact, despite the fact we won't even be joining the BE until 2013, the recruiting services all had our class being as good as UConn's this year and they went to the Fiesta Bowl last year. Didn't deserve to, but I digress. The point is, we've done fine the last two years in recruiting and that's the opposite of Ted's tenure when Steve Fairchild was Lubick's OC and he out-recruited Ted in Ted's backyard.
Not sure what this means, if anything (though you can probably guess my interpretation), but Scout (to pick one) shows our national ranking in recruiting was:
With this formula, we will get into the top 25 in about the year 2035. Of course, the hapless Tom Craft had us in the top 50ish category, with old Miami-type recruiting.
This can't possibly be correct - 2010 was clong class, so that means that the beloved Hoke had the one lowest recruiting classes in the country (if you recall everyone was in place before he left and the staff was able to keep 100% of the hoke recruits).
At what point would we have fired Hoke?
2003 Ball State 4–8 3–5 T–4th (West)
2004 Ball State 2–9 2–6 6th (West)
2005 Ball State 4–7 4–4 5th (West)
2006 Ball State 5–7 5–3 T–3rd (West)
2007 Ball State 7–6 5–2 2nd (West) L International
2008 Ball State 12–1 8–0 1st (West)
Yeah but he had limited resources at ball state and ah, well its different..
I still say let's let Rocky win less than 8 games before we fire him, i know, kinda crazy, maybe its just me.