Welcome aboard Matt; it'll be fun having you join the great legacy of BYU
"Oh yes", says Bushman, I will take the excitement of Independence with
games against tough teams all over the country instead of just the Pacific Coast
and the Mountain West..."Welcome aboard Matt, it's great to
Great to have another quality recruit at TE but I hope we know how to use him by
time he gets back from his mission. Our current roster is full of 3 and 4-star
tight ends but as a group they continue to underwhelm. I don't know if
this is a coaching issue, if the TEs are being used differently than they were
in the past, or if they simply aren't stepping up. Thoughts?
I think the last four years have actually been a little closerUtah
2.95BYU 2.72Congratulations to this young man.
Remember when BYU would throw the ball to their tight end?
I don't have a source for my OP.It was intended to be a
sarcastic response to your average "star" obsession. I didn't
realize you wished to be taken seriously. In any case. Good luck
to this young man hopefully he will be a great addition. If his stars are as
important as some would have us believe, he will be one of the best.
poyman"Oh yes", says Bushman, I will take the excitement of
Independence with games against tough teams all over the country instead of just
the Pacific Coast and the Mountain West..."He said that, really?
I didn't see that in the article so I'll go back and re-read...slower
this time. The other possible scenario is that he didn't make the
statement you have in quotes. In that case, you have taken taken liberties that
you ought not have taken.
Just a few number from 247 sportsUtah 2011-2014 average recruit-84.19
remove utahs outlier (83.67)BYU 2011-2014 average recruit-81.12 remove
BYU outlier (81.9)UCLA 2011-2014 avg. 86.8 remove outlier (88)USC
2011-2014 avg. 91.6 remove outlier (93)outlier removed was the value
farthest from the mean.Utah best recruiting year was 2011. BYUs best this
year (last year was way off the mean).So by ranking philosophy: so on a 99
ranking. BYU is 3.07 percent lower than Utah.Utah 2.61 below UCLA, and
7.41 below USC.I may be mistaking but Utah still has around 13
scholarships for next year so they could go up or down (after analyzing 247
sports list of Utah offers and athletes considering utah, probably down)BYU class is almost complete (after analyzing outstanding scholarship offers,
and the athletes considering BYU will probably trend upward)UCLA and USC
did not go as in depth. my guess is UCLA will trend upward and USC downward.I believe the outlier is a more accurate number to eliminate unique qualities
in the numbers)There are the statistics of recruiting
someone who works with statistics and athletics every day. a 0-99 scale is much
better than a 1-5 star scale.From the looks of it BYU has a 2 to 3 percent
less class than the utes on average. If it is about recruiting. BYU's 1984
National Title is probably the only one that will ever be in Utah.Both
programs are good. 2 to 3 percent apart is not bad. considering both schools are
around 10 below the reining champs.Go Utah Schools
Christoper B.I actually agree with you (I even liked your first
post). It was a good pickup, stars do matter, and Utah has out-recruited BYU
for the last several years.Now obviously the head-to-head recruiting
battle between BYU/UofU matters very little because a) they aren't
competing for very many of the same recruits, b) they don't play in the
same league, and c) they are very different schools with different needs and
consequently recruit different kinds of kids. I don't know how
Utah stacks up with the rest of the PAC12 in terms of recruiting classes but I
would guess that their rankings are consistent with where they have placed in
the league the last two years. BYU has a unique mission and consequently
recruits differently from other schools. Especially in the last few years
Mendenhall has really targeted kids who buy-in to the BYU culture, which has
resulted in many more under-the-radar recruits. I agree with Chris B. that it
will be interesting to see how this all plays out.
I just became a fan of VegasUte. I even bumped the Like button, something I
swore I'd never do!
Thanks Vegas Ute showing the two fan bases can be cordial.
I will explain the difference in stars.Rivals has a rivals ranking between
5.1 and 5.5 are two star athletes 5.6 to 5.8 are 3 star athletes. 5.9 to 6.0 are
4 star and above 6 are 5-star recruits.You swing and a miss is that you
brag of a 1.67 percent difference. I work with statistics all day, bet I can
prove at the current recruiting neither team has a shot to win the NT.You
pulled out a mathematical argument that I investigated and showed my results. If
that makes you upset.Drinking partying and stuff has nothing to do with
stars, but it eliminates many recruits who desire to do those things.
The star system is an arbitrary number. Yes it works. There is a larger
difference in recruiting say if you pull in 5.8 rival ranking athletes than the
5.5 star athletes.I was point out that the difference between 5.5 athletes
and 5.6 athletes is not as great as 2.6 to 3.0.Am I making sense, I am
using a more precise number to show the same result you get just not as large as
margin.So I agree a 2.6 is larger than a 3.0. I used rivals rankings
(where they get the star system from) to show a more detailed analysis.I
do research for a living I work with numbers every hour of everyday. Not trying
to make anyone mad. Counting 1,2,3,4,5 is a lot different than counting 5.1,
5.2, 5.3.Need more explanation?
Ask 20 of any other schools recruits if one school did not allow drinking,
immorality, late nights, and facial or long hair. If that would affect their
recruitment?Truth is even if it is 1 out of 20 (probably a lot more than
that) BYU's recruiting pool is smaller.I can break out more math and
articles that are credible if you want.
Compare the freshman class ACT average at BYU with any other in-state
university. No, ACT doesn't win football games, but if football is all you
are known for, who cares about academics?
Oh myperspective...This is all suppose to be fun... So forget about
being boxed in previous debates... I don't know if Matt said those things
are not, and neither do you... We do know that he chose BYU over offers from
PAC12 and MWC schools...I happen to believe that the fact BYU is
Independent can be fairly attractive... How many teams in America get to play 2
teams from the ACC, A top tier team from the Big 10, a top tier team from the
Big 12, a team from the PAC12, 3 top tier teams from the MWC, a team from CUSA,
a team from the Former Big East Conference, and ND all in the same year? That
diversity is huge... Rivalries are beginning to develop everywhere and if BYU
shows well it will spawn more interest from recruits around the country...So, maybe you can ask Matt or his parents if they are upset with the
liberty I took in manufacturing a quote that mirrors what we hear from alot of
our recruits but I am pretty sure you will find that they don't mind...
It's only bothersome to the easily offended... lol.
You do understand I am not saying BYU's recruiting is better. I am showing
(with the numbers you use)that the difference is quite slim.You should be
proud of the Utes (like I am) that they are beating teams that recruit at a much
higher level.I think disrespect over 1.67 to 3 percent is absurd.It
is like a kid pick on another kid I got a slightly better C that you got.I
am using your site and your sources
by the way on your last comment .4 divided by 3.0 equals 13.3 percent. You may
need a new calculator.
the number you state is .4 divide by 2.6. Worthless in this argument that would
be comparing a 2.2 star to a 2.6 star.
we all work with science and math. But any scientist will say a scale of 1 to 50
is ten times more precise than a 1 to 5 scale.I am not arguing your point
I am discussing the precision (or lack thereof) of the 1 to 5 scale.247
sports has a 1 to 100 scale it is therefore twice as precise as 1 to 50.You can state an argument on accuracy, but any highly educated person in the
word will say 1 to 5 is not more precise that a 1 to 60 or 1 to 100 scale.
let me use ASU and Utah as an example.Current Ute class stars 2.78 Versus ASU 3.07 (ah shucks)average rivals ranking ASU 5.62Average
rivals ranking Utah 5.57so we look at stars (with the correct baseline of
5) a 6 percent difference in classesthe baseline you chose to use of the
lower class 10.4 percentMy more precise numbers not even 1 percent in fact
.83 percent.So by your arguments ASU recruits between 6 percent and 10.4
percent better than Utah.Or by my argument it is .83 percent better.
all due respect Chris B.The difference between our two points of view are
the precision of the rankings.The star system is based on more precise
rankings. I looked at the more precise ranking to get the same conclusion (Utah
is out-recruiting BYU).I used the more precise numbers to make the same
comparison as you.Accuracy of our two statements are good we get the same
result. Precision is where the difference is at.I have supported your
point on every post. I just thought people would find it interesting to view
Chris B. I respect the Utes, I respect the Cougars. There are things I
love about both programs. I believe respect for all people and fan bases is
required to be a decent person.My argument is that Utah schools can
contend with other schools, Utah beat Stanford and Alabama. Two great teams. BYU
has defeated Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon.All 5 of these programs I just
mentioned out recruit BYU and UTAH does it mean that they are better programs,
institutions, teams? because they recruit better. Ute fans used to argue stars
didn't mean that much if they do then Utah schools will always finish
between 28 and 68. I believe both programs can achieve great victories with both
analogy of how we can manipulate numbers when it comes to recruiting.it is
like saying I have a pie that is 3/5 eaten so i eat .4/5 more of the pie. Then
when someone asks how much pie did you eat you say I ate .4/2.6. Instead of
People,All schools try to get the best players that can help the schools
win games!!! Would they like to get all 5 stars probably, is it possible no!!!
Not even the Top football school Alabama gets all 5 star recruits, so lets all
chill out and just enjoy the kids that play for our favorite schools and cheer
them on each week!!!Go Cougs!!!