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IMHO, your OL reflections r correct under Friend, not his replacement...

... Dave Johnson (I think that was his name?). He was perfect for CSU under Bobo, but he was too late to the Staff. Thus one of the most tricky issues of hiring a mucho successful SEC level Coach (Friend), for a G5 level job.

IMHO, Friend knew how to ID talent at the levels that the SEC teams could sign. ANd that's who he recruited for CSU, but it was wasted time/resources as 99% of them signed w/ P5's. The result was that (like Marty on D) his focus on the G5 type diamonds in the rough was horrid, and he thus got severely out-recruited by G5's as well as P5's. I think he signed Wesley w/ a PWO offer, so at least give Friend that feather.
NOTE: Bobo was SEC & G5 competent w/ Skill players he personally ID'd & recruited -- Gallup (JUCO kid), Preston (Xfer kid, injured at UTn), Dante (smallish Diamond overlooked by P5's), Bisi (Diamond overlooked), Colin Hill (Diamond overlooked), POB (xfer who's Staff changed O's), Prentice (Diamond)... notice they each were flawed somehow, and were not P5 darlings?

Johnson on the other hand had mucho experience at SEC style & G5 style of OL... and knew how to ID top OL talent that CSU could legitimately focus their recruiting on, and SIGN !!! Thus the "too late" results of a significant resurgence in the OL due to:
a) scholly for Wesley!
b) signing of Storement who made All MWC 1st season, All-B12 2nd team season #1.
c) Nouili (Frosh),
d) Desmond Noel (who never made it to CSU) and a few other contributors for CSU.

IMHO -- the only Coaches that Fans should rightfully hate on are those who are not competent, or lazy, or mean/vicious to their players, 2-faced to players/fans/Staff, insincere/not genuine.
Neither Sonny, Bobo or SF had any of these qualities!!! Thus Fans had no right to hate on any of them. Only had the right to wish them Great Luck on their way to being replaced.

Interestingly, JMac had some of these qualities, but was very competent. He is a proven Winner, but the cost to those around him is LARGE.

Some/many RN posters lack the experience/knowledge or class to understand these things, and so look only at the W/L's to determine who they Love or Hate. Your thoughts???

(In response to this post by Ram D.V.C.)

Posted: 07/13/2021 at 1:55PM


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