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andyjo672
03-12-2008, 07:41 PM
These sort of things seem to go in cycles, and even if USC seems to be untouchable in this department, the same was said at the beginning of the decade about Miami, and Oklahoma. With that being said, who do you think will be the next "it" school for high school recruits to fawn over?

wiscbadgerfootball
03-12-2008, 07:42 PM
Wisconsin! I would like to think one day...

andyjo672
03-12-2008, 07:56 PM
Yeah, its never going to happen...there just is the talent place to recruit from in the MN/WI area where Wisconsin leans so heavily on. We'll always be the corn fed country boys that play old school football. That doesn't get the top level recruits unless they're OL and maybe a RB once in awhile.

I think a team that has a great chance is Alabama. With Saban recruiting, in the heart of high school football country, it only makes sense to me.

wiscbadgerfootball
03-12-2008, 07:58 PM
UCLA maybe? It will hard to compete with USC but it could happen one day... maybe

islandboy843
03-12-2008, 08:15 PM
You can say Clemson could be a good contender. The more they steal Florida players the better.

kwilk103
03-12-2008, 08:49 PM
west virginia

P-L
03-12-2008, 08:55 PM
Yeah, Clemson is pulling in some great recruits. I've even noticed quite a few top '09 recruits listing Clemson high on their list. If they can lock up the Carolinas and start poaching more and more Florida recruits, they could be up there pretty soon.

andyjo672
03-12-2008, 09:13 PM
west virginia

Is your homerism more of a joke now? I mean, I agree that West Virginia is a good program, but you honestly give West Virginia as your answer to basically every question...

roidrunner
03-13-2008, 12:49 PM
my homerism would say Louisville. but honestly. i think Pitt is one year and one good coach away from being that next "it" program. they have way too many good players on that team to be that bad.

kwilk103
03-13-2008, 12:51 PM
my homerism would say Louisville. but honestly. i think Pitt is one year and one good coach away from being that next "it" program. they have way too many good players on that team to be that bad.


thats the problem, although i would say 2 coaches need to go:

cavanaugh (oc) and wanny

wanny has done anything in 3 years, and cavanaugh hasnt done anything in the pros or in college

roidrunner
03-13-2008, 12:54 PM
but to me they are the new it school. i think this will be wanny's last year. then they are going to clean house. and who ever they get as the new coach will have the easiest job to get to a good bowl game. because that team should be killing people

kwilk103
03-13-2008, 01:00 PM
but to me they are the new it school. i think this will be wanny's last year. then they are going to clean house. and who ever they get as the new coach will have the easiest job to get to a good bowl game. because that team should be killing people

i agree if he doesnt win at least 8 he should be gone

but, their ad is pederson; the same guy that resigned at nebraska; he hired callahan (i think) or at least helped with the demise of nebraska football

so, its not like hes that much better

roidrunner
03-13-2008, 01:01 PM
they should just clear house. get rid of them all. i think if wanny doesnt win more than 9 games he is a failure this year. that team just has way too much talent. i mean he did have Flacco and look at him now. wanny must be kicking himself, cause he chose Palko over him.

kwilk103
03-13-2008, 01:10 PM
they should just clear house. get rid of them all. i think if wanny doesnt win more than 9 games he is a failure this year. that team just has way too much talent. i mean he did have Flacco and look at him now. wanny must be kicking himself, cause he chose Palko over him.

they also went to a bcs game the year before (although they were a 7-5 team)

he changed the offense system and palko got worse his remaining 2 years

they still dont have a qb

honestly, the wvu game probably saved his job; hes lost games he never should have; like his 1st year vs ohio, vs nebraska; vs navy this year

roidrunner
03-13-2008, 01:12 PM
Tino Surini(sp?) is sapposed to be rather good i think he was a elite 11 qb. he is a moble QB, with a good arm

WildDude
03-13-2008, 01:13 PM
Illinois... I dont see anyone who can match up to their talent in the upcoming years... sure the loss of Rashard Mendenhall hurts but theyre stacking up again

roidrunner
03-13-2008, 01:14 PM
Wisconsin... nuff said. the team they are building up there is rather good. and they have had solid classes for the last couple of years.

asmitty45
03-13-2008, 02:04 PM
Michigan State.

Dont believe me look at their 09 class already.

619
03-13-2008, 02:11 PM
My top three candidates for the next "IT" school would easily be UCLA, Alabama and Clemson in no particular order. It is certainly evident by the recruiting classes these schools seem to be pulling in recently.

bigbenn
03-13-2008, 02:44 PM
Illinois... I dont see anyone who can match up to their talent in the upcoming years... sure the loss of Rashard Mendenhall hurts but theyre stacking up again


I'm glad somebody realizes...Illinois has blended some underrecruited gems with top recruited superstars and now is on the VERY fast track to a NC in the next couple of years. The talent evaluation of the staff is great, among the best in the country...watch how Illinois is about to blow up. People are really going to be scratching their heads...

saintsfan912
03-13-2008, 02:48 PM
Illinois... I dont see anyone who can match up to their talent in the upcoming years... sure the loss of Rashard Mendenhall hurts but theyre stacking up again

So no team in the nation has been recruiting top talent? Is that what you're claiming?

Billingsley26
03-13-2008, 03:06 PM
I dont know if you can call Alabama or UCLA "it" schools of the future. Id say they already are. They got top recruits, especially Alabama. Year in and year out. Even with Mike Schula they did.

I think Illinois for sure, they will probably be the biggest name to grow.
A couplr of sleepers, one way out, but still, are Boise State. Their classes are getting better no doubt, and with several more great season like the past couple, long with Chris Peterson, they should be out of the WAC soon, imo. Also UB...Yep Buffalo. Not saying right now, but give them several years, and I think they are going somewhere. Turner Gill has already made a huge impact with recruits. Like I said (and I'll prob get blasted for it), but i nthe future, I expect them to.

619
03-13-2008, 03:11 PM
I dont know if you can call Alabama or UCLA "it" schools of the future. Id say they already are. They got top recruits, especially Alabama. Year in and year out. Even with Mike Schula they did.

I think Illinois for sure, they will probably be the biggest name to grow.
A couplr of sleepers, one way out, but still, are Boise State. Their classes are getting better no doubt, and with several more great season like the past couple, long with Chris Peterson, they should be out of the WAC soon, imo. Also UB...Yep Buffalo. Not saying right now, but give them several years, and I think they are going somewhere. Turner Gill has already made a huge impact with recruits. Like I said (and I'll prob get blasted for it), but i nthe future, I expect them to.

Yes, but this thread has more to do with the next national powerhouse I believe where all the recruits wanna go like USC in college FB and UNC in college BB.

VoteLynnSwan
03-13-2008, 03:12 PM
So no team in the nation has been recruiting top talent? Is that what you're claiming?

i'm pretty sure he's not counting the schools that are already in the upper echelon of the NCAA... teams like USC, OSU, Georgia, LSU, Florida, Texas, etc...

saintsfan912
03-13-2008, 03:13 PM
I believe any school that is in the top 10 in recruiting year in and year out is an "IT" school. Not just USC.

Billingsley26
03-13-2008, 03:17 PM
Yes, but this thread has more to do with the next national powerhouse I believe where all the recruits wanna go like USC in college FB and UNC in college BB.

I understand, and thats why I listed a couple schools of the future. But take a school like Alabama. Andre Smith, top OL recruit 2 years ago. Julio Jones this year. Derrick Pope even though it was a Juco. UCLA this year has a couple 5* recruits, and have had guys like Ben Olson, Marcedes Lewis and that DT from several years ago. Both these school to me, have been "it" schools for wuite some time now.

BroadwayJoe10
03-13-2008, 03:19 PM
I would have to say clemson; when they landed DaQuan Bowers i was very impressed. The thing that surprised is they were able to take a lot of players that were predicted to go to other schools like Jamie Harper and Antoine McClain, but didn't really have any players verbally commit to them and wind up with another team; this is of course, as considering there are too many players to keep track of so I have no idea if anyone did that to them.

Jonny
03-13-2008, 03:21 PM
I think if Maryland ever replaced Fridge with Locksley, they'd be huge. Ton of talent in that area, most of it gets away.

DoWnThEfiElD
03-13-2008, 06:02 PM
It's gonna be Bama. Also no offense Fl. St. fans but im continually suprised that they can keep bringing in the classes they have been. Especially offensively since 2003 they have had like 3 offensive players drafted in the first two rounds.

bigbenn
03-14-2008, 12:41 AM
Illinois aside though, I think Clemson, Missouri, UNC, Oregon, and South Florida will become "IT" schools. They have everything perfect for them in those places. Great campuses, great women, rising programs, everything. Of the powers, I think ND, Alabama, FSU, Michigan, Miami, and maybe Nebraska will be back. All won't be back to their formers selves, but most of them will and at the least the ones that don't will be a factor in the MNC at least every 3 years or so.

etk
03-14-2008, 10:26 AM
Alabama, Clemson and Miami.

Billingsley26
03-14-2008, 10:30 AM
Alabama, Clemson and Miami.

I gotta fight this one. Miami? For real? Thats all I got to say about that.

Like I said, Bama has been rolling in recruits, even without Saban. Shula was getting great reruits to come to Tusc, so I wouldnt put them in there. But man Miami...Wow.

etk
03-14-2008, 11:43 AM
I gotta fight this one. Miami? For real? Thats all I got to say about that.

Like I said, Bama has been rolling in recruits, even without Saban. Shula was getting great reruits to come to Tusc, so I wouldnt put them in there. But man Miami...Wow.

Please explain yourself. Miami had one of the best recruiting classes last year and has already snagged solid talent this year. I could go further but I don't see the need....Miami is one of the most desirable locations for recruits.

Billingsley26
03-14-2008, 11:48 AM
Please explain yourself. Miami had one of the best recruiting classes last year and has already snagged solid talent this year. I could go further but I don't see the need....Miami is one of the most desirable locations for recruits.

And that is exactly why they wont be an "it" school of the future like the thread is asking lol.

etk
03-14-2008, 11:56 AM
And that is exactly why they wont be an "it" school of the future like the thread is asking lol.

Huh? I don't understand at all.

Billingsley26
03-14-2008, 11:58 AM
Huh? I don't understand at all.

The thread is asking who are the NEXT "it" schools. Miami is not going to be an "it" school. Because they are an "it" school right now. Like you said yourself, they are getting top recruits year in and year out.

etk
03-14-2008, 12:01 PM
The thread is asking who are the NEXT "it" schools. Miami is not going to be an "it" school. Because they are an "it" school right now. Like you said yourself, they are getting top recruits year in and year out.

Under Coker we steadily declined on the field and in recruiting, but I guess you could say Shannon already made us an it school again. The same could be said about Saban and Alabama too.

In that case, I say North Carolina.

EDIT: And when the thread said "it school" with USC at the top, I figured it meant who is the next USC, the school that just picks through a crop of amazing talent and takes all the best prospects. We've already started doing that to an extent in SoFL. Maybe that will help you understand my point of view now that I know yours.

Billingsley26
03-14-2008, 01:19 PM
Yep, and thats why I said Bama and Miami are not going to be 'it' schools in the future.

andyjo672
03-14-2008, 01:48 PM
The thread is asking who are the NEXT "it" schools. Miami is not going to be an "it" school. Because they are an "it" school right now. Like you said yourself, they are getting top recruits year in and year out.

As the creator of this thread, allow me to clarify. I did mean, the next USC. The school that has the ability to hand pick talent from all over the country, that is the school that most of the top prospects would die to play for. Miami was that school for awhile, so was Oklahoma, now it seems to be USC (look at their backfield, no matter how loaded they are kids still want to come there). So, for the purposes of this thread, Miami, and Alabama are not "It" schools right now.

fenikz
03-24-2008, 03:41 AM
I really like what Croom is doing at Mississippi State, I don't know if they will ever be an "it" school but they should be very competitive in the SEC as long as he is there

Anthony Dixon is the best RB you probably haven't heard about, I think even Brian Leonard(aka Scottyboy) could appreciate his leap over Kareem Jackson

gstock05
03-26-2008, 03:23 PM
Penn State whenever Joe Pa leaves.

Michigan State

Alabama

Oregon

UCLA will be good shortly. They have every advantage that USC has with the exception of perhaps not quite as much football history.

Georgia.

djp
03-27-2008, 10:09 AM
Oregon
Illinois
Clemson
UNC (iffy on this one because I never think they'll win enough games, Butch is an awful gameday coach)

Here's a sleeper pick... Minnesota. New stadium, new uniforms, great recruiting class. If Brewster can start winning some actual games, they are going to ascend very quickly.

vatech=accdomination
03-27-2008, 10:14 AM
Tommy Bowden needs to learn how to coach before they become an it school, they have had superior talent in the ACC the last 2 years and still have not made it to the championship game.

doingthisinsteadofwork
03-27-2008, 12:53 PM
Bama and North Carolina.

bigbenn
04-20-2008, 10:46 PM
Is there a link where I can see Minnesota's new uniforms?

catcher_0_3
04-21-2008, 12:46 PM
I don't know if UGA is considered a "it" school. I know they get basically zero respect as a national power. But I think over the next 2-3 years they could make some serious noise. If we are looking at 5-10 years down the road at a school who is on the up and up, I would throw names like Illinois, Rutgers, and UCONN out there. I could see Illinois becoming a Big 10 power very soon with Zook at the helm. Rutgers has hit the national scene over the last two years, but we will see if Schiano can keep it going w/o Ray Rice. And UCONN has been getting better every year since they entered the league.

Larry121283
04-21-2008, 12:48 PM
UCLA and 'Bama are coming around...most definitely. UCLA has a collegiate dream staff filled with recruiters and great coaches. Bama has Saban and that always bodes well in recruiting.

Miami is coming back quickly in recruiting...they now need to show that they are back to producing elite NFL players.

wicket
06-07-2008, 09:10 AM
perhaps california, having made a couple of elite pro-prospects can't have done them any harm really. Notre dame had a great recruiting year but then again it kinda already is an it school.

619
06-07-2008, 09:16 AM
perhaps california, having made a couple of elite pro-prospects can't have done them any harm really. Notre dame had a great recruiting year but then again it kinda already is an it school.

I'd go with UCLA before Cal. Until Cal can start pulling in great recruiting classes on a more consistent basis it will be very difficult to give them such a label.

Brent
07-23-2008, 10:43 AM
I got one: Colorado

They seem to be on a lot people's lists for recruiting and they've been average for a few seasons. I think that Darrell Scott going there is going to attract other players. Plus, that campus/state is awesome. I could see that in the next couple seasons they move up on recruits lists and start bringing in higher profile guys annually.

Turtlepower
07-23-2008, 10:45 AM
Dennis Erickson is making Tempe seem like a very nice place to play...

jballa838
07-23-2008, 10:47 AM
More and more it seems like Oregon. Terrell Pryor had them in his top 4 and he hadnt visited there yet. Oregon has the potential to become it because of their facilities and uniqueness.

Turtlepower
07-23-2008, 10:49 AM
More and more it seems like Oregon. Terrell Pryor had them in his top 4 and he hadnt visited there yet. Oregon has the potential to become it because of their facilities and uniqueness.

$$$ talks and that is what you get from your athletic program is owned by Nike.

scottyboy
07-23-2008, 10:49 AM
Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, Rutgers is so amazing, they are the best. In bspn's top 10 recruiting, and pwning everyone!!! Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, they are the sweetest ever!!!!!!


I hope you put that into song, because it was being sung in my head while I posted it

jballa838
07-23-2008, 10:59 AM
$$$ talks and that is what you get from your athletic program is owned by Nike.
yeah thats true.

YAYareaRB
07-23-2008, 11:35 AM
yeah there's a youtube video with Dennis Dixson showing you around the facilities at Oregon. Let me just say the facilities alone are enough for a recruit to sign on.

Hokie_Pokie08
07-23-2008, 11:54 AM
Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, Rutgers is so amazing, they are the best. In bspn's top 10 recruiting, and pwning everyone!!! Rutgers Rutgers Rutgers, they are the sweetest ever!!!!!!


I hope you put that into song, because it was being sung in my head while I posted it

What happens to Rutgers when Schiano leaves after this season?

scottyboy
07-23-2008, 12:20 PM
What happens to Rutgers when Schiano leaves?

well, I hate to hijack another thread with my immense love of Rutgers, but we had a discussion about this in IRC( i totally won the argument btw)

Schiano WON'T leave for quite a few reasons:
1: as our resident cheating ginger pointed out, PSU has been saying FOR YEARS that they're going to hire from within
2: RU's new funding for the stadium and facilities(on behalf of Schiano's request really) are also a factor
3: Right now, I truly believe, Rutgers is amore talented team than PSU. (not talking history and stuff, talking RIGHT NOW)
4: RU is taking PSU's recruits from the main areas like New York and South Jersey
5: The rumors of Schiano coaching at the U made more sense, considering he coached there. PSU? why? He's a jersey kid with a jersey home. What links does he have to PSU? makes less sense than the Miami job...

Hokie_Pokie08
07-23-2008, 12:46 PM
well, I hate to hijack another thread with my immense love of Rutgers, but we had a discussion about this in IRC( i totally won the argument btw)

Schiano WON'T leave for quite a few reasons:
1: as our resident cheating ginger pointed out, PSU has been saying FOR YEARS that they're going to hire from within
2: RU's new funding for the stadium and facilities(on behalf of Schiano's request really) are also a factor
3: Right now, I truly believe, Rutgers is amore talented team than PSU. (not talking history and stuff, talking RIGHT NOW)
4: RU is taking PSU's recruits from the main areas like New York and South Jersey
5: The rumors of Schiano coaching at the U made more sense, considering he coached there. PSU? why? He's a jersey kid with a jersey home. What links does he have to PSU? makes less sense than the Miami job...

He got his 1st actual coaching job at Penn State under his mentor Joe Pa. I don't know if you had seen this or not either so here it is as it seems that RU has given Schiano loopholes out of his contract.

http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/news/story?id=3501399

Canadian_kid16
07-24-2008, 09:28 PM
The homer in me says USF, the non-homer in my also says USF. We're already the second best program in Florida, the fasting rising program in FBS history, we are in Florida, Leavitt ain't leaving anytime soon. We'll get up there in recruiting classes soon enough