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Old 02-12-2018, 10:30 PM   #441
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Most of these D1 athletics will not play professional so they are here to get a degree to be set up for the long road.
While that is a logical statement, I don't think it is at all realistic, at least from their point of view.
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While that is a logical statement, I don't think it is at all realistic, at least from their point of view.
Not even close to realistic.
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You’ll never convince an 18 year old star high school player that he has no chance to make the NFL. And nobody needs to try to tell him otherwise. There is no shame in being an excellent D-1 college player. They’ll figure it out by themselves sooner or later. In the meantime, the’ll work their asses off trying.
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Uhhh no. They're here to go pro. They're in college because it's the only pathway to going pro. If there was any other avenue to the NFL, the vast majority wouldn't even think about college. Now, the reality is most won't even come close to going pro but very few acknowledge that.
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For all the talk about Marcus Lattimore trying to be realistic with new players about their chances to make the NFL, I read today something that tells me the university is not exactly downplaying the NFL completely. The entrance to the football operations center will have NFL helmets and when you touch them it shows video of our former players’ NFL highlights.

And why not, it may be improbable but certainly possible for SEC kids to go to the NFL. We should be proud of our alumni in the league and show them off.
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Old 02-14-2018, 10:22 AM   #446
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For all the talk about Marcus Lattimore trying to be realistic with new players about their chances to make the NFL, I read today something that tells me the university is not exactly downplaying the NFL completely. The entrance to the football operations center will have NFL helmets and when you touch them it shows video of our former players’ NFL highlights.

And why not, it may be improbable but certainly possible for SEC kids to go to the NFL. We should be proud of our alumni in the league and show them off.
I think you have to strike a balance between showing them you can give them everything they would need to achieve their goals and preparing them for the likely possibility that they don't get there.
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I think you have to strike a balance between showing them you can give them everything they would need to achieve their goals and preparing them for the likely possibility that they don't get there.
I agree with this. You sell that your program provides everything that is needed to get you to the NFL, but also prepares you in case it doesn't work out.

CWM and staff can still sell facilities, SEC football, their track record in putting players in the NFL, and that they will do everything they can for the kid if that is their dream. At the same time, you also point out that it doesn't always happen, sometimes for reasons beyond the player's control, and that we want to set you up for life after football too and that is where you can sell Marcus' role in helping them.
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Old 02-15-2018, 02:11 AM   #448
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I agree with this. You sell that your program provides everything that is needed to get you to the NFL, but also prepares you in case it doesn't work out.

CWM and staff can still sell facilities, SEC football, their track record in putting players in the NFL, and that they will do everything they can for the kid if that is their dream. At the same time, you also point out that it doesn't always happen, sometimes for reasons beyond the player's control, and that we want to set you up for life after football too and that is where you can sell Marcus' role in helping them.
Very well said
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Old 02-15-2018, 12:35 PM   #449
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I agree with this. You sell that your program provides everything that is needed to get you to the NFL, but also prepares you in case it doesn't work out.

CWM and staff can still sell facilities, SEC football, their track record in putting players in the NFL, and that they will do everything they can for the kid if that is their dream. At the same time, you also point out that it doesn't always happen, sometimes for reasons beyond the player's control, and that we want to set you up for life after football too and that is where you can sell Marcus' role in helping them.
1. Prepares you for the NFL
2. Prepares you to invest your NFL money wisely during and after your NFL career.
3. Prepares you to have another career after your NFL career ends - keeping in mind that the average NFL career only lasts 3.3 years.
4. Prepares you for a career if it doesn't work out.
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Old 02-15-2018, 04:08 PM   #450
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I don't think Muschamp has any issues about telling kids he can prepare them for the nfl.
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Old 02-15-2018, 06:26 PM   #451
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When do we find out if Bryce is in or out?
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When he is done with his semester, so we've got a couple months.
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When he is done with his semester, so we've got a couple months.
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Old 02-16-2018, 09:31 AM   #454
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When he is done with his semester, so we've got a couple months.
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Did he sign an LOI to us?
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Did he sign an LOI to us?
95% sure the answer is no. The coaches didn’t send him one, bc they want to make sure he will qualify before losing a spot in the 2018 recruits.
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Did he sign an LOI to us?
No, still just a verbal, as they’re waiting to see how his grades pan out.
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Old 02-17-2018, 05:46 PM   #458
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Have we EVER won a battle against the clearinghouse?
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95% sure the answer is no. The coaches didn’t send him one, bc they want to make sure he will qualify before losing a spot in the 2018 recruits.
Heard now schools like Tennessee are trying to get him to sign loi with them. If that’s the case, seems like we should just get the LOI no matter if he gets cleared.
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And honestly even if the nfl does happen spending 4 years with Marcus in your ear will make them better able to handle duration success
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