Recruiting Analysis: Best Class Ever?

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Kevin Cline Oregon’s 2014 recruiting class keeps getting better.  It might not end up a large class, but it will be talented, very talented.  Fans shouldn’t concern themselves with team recruiting rankings, since as I wrote about a couple of weeks ago, those rankings are biased against teams with effective roster management like Stanford and Oregon.  To recap, quantity (class …

Recruiting Analysis: Speedy Ducks Slow Down Recruiting

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Kevin Cline Those expecting the Ducks to finish high in this year’s recruiting rankings should think twice.  While the quality of recruits should be high, the quantity may not be.  Oregon’s recruiting got off to a hot start but then quickly slowed, with very little activity in the past couple of months.  Expect that to change in October, but nonetheless, …

Recruiting Update: Oregon’s New Pipeline

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Football Recruiting Fall Camp Update A mere 11 days away from our season opener, the Men of Autzen continue to make strides that will lead us to another date: January 6, 2014. Entering Week 3 of fall camp, the class of 2013 is making its presence felt with several players in the hunt for playing time during this upcoming season. Between …

Pac-12 Talent Rankings: What Does It All Mean?

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“Recruiting rankings don’t matter”. Typically, this is said by fans after their favorite team picks up a commitment from a two or three-star player who is “underrated”. So, is it true? Do recruiting rankings act as a good predictor of on-field success? I defer to Matt Hinton, who wrote a great five-part series called “Star Power.” A part of the …