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RE: Football Recruiting: 2018
(11-14-2017 12:13 PM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  
(11-14-2017 12:07 PM)monarx Wrote:  
(11-14-2017 12:01 PM)AimHigh Wrote:  
(11-14-2017 09:50 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  Should be interesting to see how many QBs return next year. I can imagine a scenario where Williams is the only returner.

Talked with a family member, BL is staying. He bleeds ODU. His future is coaching, you can see it on the sidelines when SW comes off the field BL is right beside Whitcomb. I've heard he helps direct SW and the other QBs off the field in day to day life.

My opinion is he is fine with his role as a back up, I hope to see him become the holder on field goals it'll give us an option if we ever need a fake.

Im glad to hear this. I like Blake and think he's good for the team.

Fantastic news indeed. Thanks for the update, AH!

If the taunting of ODU coaches in facebook and vapilot comment section by one of the mothers of a QB is an indication then one of the QBs will be flying back home after the semester ends. Not sure if it was the mother or a friend of the family of the QB but someone with the same ideas called in to one of the coaches shows asking Wilder why he didnt play a statistically talented QB on the bench. Ted and Wilder kinda just danced around the question and acting like they didnt hear the question clearly.
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11-14-2017 12:33 PM
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I can appreciate the angst of the parent of a player for whom things didn't work out. He/she has a vested interest. I would hope no one else would fall for the story that, somehow, the player didn't get a fair shake, because it generally makes no sense. I've been around a lot of teams and coaches would play Jimmye Laycock's mother at QB if they thought she'd help them win games. Maybe coming in late hurt this player worse than could have been imagined, but it's obvious the plan was to redshirt SW if at all possible. From practice every day to games, no one showed enough to make that a possibility.
11-14-2017 01:06 PM
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On day 1, people posted on this board that Steven Williams was the best QB on the roster. I blew it off and hoped he redshirted. Each of the QBs were given a chance whether through practice (or in Hoy/BLs case, the first 2.5 games) and they did not show to be superior QBs.
11-14-2017 05:19 PM
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I was also on the "RS Williams" crew. It looks like burning his redshirt is going to be a gamble that pays off down the line; it gives Spencer that RS year to acclimate and then +2 to ease himself into the starting spot as backup and understudy if he pans out.
11-14-2017 08:44 PM
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RE: Football Recruiting: 2018
(11-14-2017 12:01 PM)AimHigh Wrote:  
(11-14-2017 09:50 AM)ODUDrunkard13 Wrote:  Should be interesting to see how many QBs return next year. I can imagine a scenario where Williams is the only returner.

Talked with a family member, BL is staying. He bleeds ODU. His future is coaching, you can see it on the sidelines when SW comes off the field BL is right beside Whitcomb. I've heard he helps direct SW and the other QBs off the field in day to day life.

My opinion is he is fine with his role as a back up, I hope to see him become the holder on field goals it'll give us an option if we ever need a fake.

This is great to hear. You have to think when he took a walk on spot, he wasn't expecting to play much. He did parlay that into a scholarship and real playing time. He seems like a great kid and he gives us a really capable back up. I do feel like he could easily leave for a starter spot on an FCS team, so glad to hear he wants to stay.
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Yesterday was GIS day and my work always does short little presentations that aren't work related. I decided to map out our 2018 commits and roster to see where most of our players come from. Here is the interactive map. You can turn layers on and off from the list in the top. You can click the logo and it takes you to ODUs roster web page. I used the ESPN roster because it involved the least amount of editing to get in a usable spreadsheet. I may use the ODU site to go back and do the previous rosters as well. The recruits layer is only commits listed on 247sports. You can click the points and it will bring up the player's info.
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11-16-2017 07:51 AM
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Nice! Our gis dept did a bunch of stuff yesterday too. I hadn't thought of putting recruiting data into a map, good job.

Posted from mobile device. Hopefully it's coherent.
11-16-2017 08:02 AM
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Wow, the heatmap really shows a lot of activity in the 757. I didn't realize we had so many local guys. Nice job! Very cool
11-16-2017 09:13 AM
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(11-16-2017 09:13 AM)odu09 Wrote:  Wow, the heatmap really shows a lot of activity in the 757. I didn't realize we had so many local guys. Nice job! Very cool

That's what led me to look at it. Seems like people say we don't recruit the 757 well but the heat map says otherwise. Also predictable are the hot spots in Richmond and DC. I wish I could get a breakdown of scholarship vs non scholarship to see if walkons play a roll. Also would be cool to do it for the roster of all seasons to see if this is the norm or if there are any patterns. I may do that when I have time.
11-16-2017 10:39 AM
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Shows me we get our football players largely from the same places we get our students. Thats not a bad thing as long as they are high enough quality players to be a winning program.
11-16-2017 11:07 AM
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