Scotty2Hotty

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  1. Scotty2Hotty

    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Bottom line .. Horton wasn’t getting it done in recruiting. Neither was an OC calling plays under Gus. I like the two moves he made. Would much rather have a new HC, but given Gus was retained, I like the two hires. Doesn’t change my prediction of 6-6 this season, but if we’re stuck with Gus, I like the two hires.
  2. Scotty2Hotty

    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Not all over the place Batman. Still on clout. Dell McGee was a nobody coming out of AU. Certainly wasn’t drafted. I can name 50 CBs better than him that played at AU. 1994, arguably the best secondary in the history of AU because of the # of INTs, McGee failed to snag a single pick. Even nickle back Fred Smith, who rarely played, had two picks that season. Coming out of Georgia Southern, still a nobody. Most AU fans, and def not anyone under the age of 30, had ever heard of him, unless they followed Georgia Southern or their opponents. After just 3 seasons at Georgia, scores of AU fans suddenly now realize he’s an alum and now want him hired. He had zero clout when he was hired at Georgia. Cadillac has had clout, College AND Pro, for 14+ years, so light years a head start over McGee. Everyone nationwide knows who Cadillac is. Yes, Cadillac will get into most living rooms because of the school he now coaches for. Because of his name, he will get into ANY living room he wants.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Completely agreed. And if Gus is let go post-2019, Cadillac, no matter how good or bad he recruited in his 1st season, may be permanently gone with him. Or the next HC may choose to retain him. Who knows? Point is .. I believe Cadillac, on the basis on his name alone, can and will attract major talent no matter where he is as a recruiter.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    The biggest difference in a recruit looking for info on a new position coach in 1987 and one in 2019 is the internet. In 1987, the only way a recruit could have found any college footage whatsoever on Sullivan is if they went out and spent $20 on an Auburn VHS tape and even that would have been difficult to locate. And that tape only gives you footage, no other info about Sullivan. In 2019, a recruit can find out tons of info on Cadillac in 5 minutes, all free from their phone.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Speaking of Dell McGee, the recruiting god, the ex-CB who had all of one INT his final two seasons at AU, where was he just 4 years ago? That’s right .. Georgia Southern. Where was he just 6 years ago? That’s right .. at AU .. as an analyst. Point is .. Smart obviously took a chance on an unknown and in a very short time, the ex-CB has become the annointed best RB recruiter in the country. But somehow Cadillac, a Top 5 pick as a RB, can’t become a top RB recruiter because he’s also an unknown, a project like McGee was just 4 years ago.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    I was a toddler when Pat Sullivan played. In high school, I knew nothing about Sullivan other than he was an Auburn QB legend. That was without youtube. Had he wanted to visit my home to recruit me, he would have been given all the visits he wanted purely because of his clout. Recruits in this era can youtube anyone that ever played significant time in D1A.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Other than DMac, none of those had a lengthy offer list. Plus DMac grew up in Arkansas. Hillis was a FB. CAP was a JUCO recruit. From DMac to present, that’s a 14 year span of classes. If Horton himself had any clout, there would be more names and more prominent ones.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Never said Dyer’s commitment was a result of Luper and Trooper. What I did infer was those two were the major factor why we were in Lattimore’s and Seastrunk’s Top 2 .. even with the long-time committal of Dyer. Clout can be earned in a variety of different ways. Obviously, Cadillac earned his on the field. Luper and Trooper earned their’s on the recruiting trail. Regardless of how you earn it, clout gets you in doors. The name Auburn got Horton in some doors. His clout, which he has none, certainly did not. To trade out Horton with tons of experience for Cadillac’s lack of experience, IMO, is initially a wash solely because of his clout. Now, Cadillac AND the name Auburn can have a dramatic effect on recruiting, especially if he hangs with us for several years.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    And there’s our problem with the last 5 classes and others we’ve missed out on. I recall Cadillac himself was committed to Tennessee until Tubbs took his entire offensive staff to Cadillac’s home, not just his school. Dye went to Bo’s home too. That’s a great example of how you land top recruits. And that’s what I expect Cadillac will do with his recruits.
  10. Scotty2Hotty

    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Thank you for accurately detailing and confirming my point.
  11. Scotty2Hotty

    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    I suppose we would need @ellitor to confirm, but I simply do not believe Horton has physically visited with every single top RB recruit in the SE the last 5 classes. Heck I’ll even go with just our main footprint, AL, GA and FL.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Since the 2014 class, other than Kerryon, what every-down RB has Horton signed as a true Freshman that has panned out? Regardless if it was lack of interest or closing or both, something had to change. We now know we won’t have a problem with interest.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    Wasn’t comparing personalities. Comparing clout, which gets you through every front door in the SE.
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    Carnell Williams new RB coach

    What RB recruit located in the Southeast is going to tell Cadillac “No thanks” on letting him in the front door? Will he get his pick of the litter every time? No. But they will all listen. Makes me think back to Dyer, Lattimore and Seastrunk all had AU in their Top 2. That was purely based off our position coaches’ clout at that time. It certainly wasn’t because of our HC. We only landed one of the three, but Auburn was on all of their minds. And that’s what the name Cadillac will bring back.
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    New RB Coach wants and news

    Hoping we’ll load up the Moped and go after Petrino. Heard he’s available.