Proximity to Home

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  1. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    It just seems like so many things are stacked against me at SMU (still have a D+ program tradition, despite winning lots of games and a BCS conference championship, never any good recruits starting with me at #1, Still only filling 20K of my 40K seat stadium despite the above, never getting to play on national TV unless I play a huge school, despite almost always being ranked and frequently in the top 10, etc).

    I just found another one and I'm curious if this is just SMU (which I'm sure it is) or if others see it too. They changed the proximity pitch this year from being A+ to home state kids to only being an A to home state kids and an A+ to home town kids. I always search for kids from Dallas (and I even found a couple worthy of pursuing this year) but they only have an A pitch for me. To make sure I'm not crazy I checked my offline dynasty and sure enough kids from Ann Arbor are an A+ for Michigan.

    Are you guys seeing A+ proximity grades with kids from your home town? Am I wrong about SMU being in Dallas?
     
  2. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    I have never seen A+ for proximity grades, but I don't know that I've ever gone after someone from my hometown. I should look for Atlanta next year to check and see.
     
  3. dakota7

    dakota7 Former Blue Chip Recruit

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    Maybe its all still part of the NCAA death penalty from the 80's.
     
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  4. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    You don't need to add them or talk to them. Just look for someone from Atlanta and take a look at you pitches with him.

    IE. this guy should have an A+ with SMU since he's from Dallas, but he doesn't:
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  5. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    And here's a kid from Atlanta that has an A+ proximity grade for GT so your school works fine.

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  6. aarondramp

    aarondramp ten thousand words

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    Lulz

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  7. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Maybe your location isn't Dallas? On Google it says SMU's city is University Park. Look and see if there are any guys there for you.
     
  8. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Hmm. Every time I've searched google it says Dallas and the announcers in the game always say Dallas. I'll look for university park.
     
  9. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    There's 1 guy in the entire recruiting pool from University Park, TX but that's not it either. (As an aside, I still can't believe these are the pitches of a fucking :5stars: school!!!!!)

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  10. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    That's some bullshit right there if i done did see it
     
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  11. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Engrish prease?
     
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  12. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    Damn jello1717

    You still haul in better recruiting classes than me so its not like this is affecting your classes to much
     
  13. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    Of course it affects my classes and they're worse than they should be.

    I know this may seem strange but I like to veer away from the norm, but unlike the vast majority of other coaches in the country, I don't measure the success of my recruiting classes by comparing them to who coach LSUTRUTH brings in at Maryland.....
     
  14. LSUTRUTH

    LSUTRUTH The one and only

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    Never did I say you compare your classes. Your classes have been better than what other coaches have been bringing in. Id feel way worse about pipelines disappearing than your pitch not being higher than an A.
     
  15. jello1717

    jello1717 "Those who stay will be champions." -- Bo

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    I didn't say you said I compare them. You compared them.
    I was just pointing out that while you're comparing them, I don't.
    I wasn't just talking about my proximity pitch either.
     
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  16. Jolts57

    Jolts57 Walk On

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    That's redneck for "that shit trippin yo"
     
  17. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    I'm from Ohio :p I'm far from Redneck.
     
  18. Jolts57

    Jolts57 Walk On

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    Oh there's plenty of rednecks up north. When I was in the upper peninsula in Michigan I saw some pretty funny shit out in the "countryside." You should embrace the inner hick you clearly have! It's fun :D
     
  19. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Eh I'd rather just be an ass hole... I'm good at it. I know i've got the redneck gene in me though...
     
  20. Jolts57

    Jolts57 Walk On

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    lol I just moved in with my parents a few months ago and they live out in the "country" sorta. Freaken love the people out here. While I'm not into a lot of the redneck shit like getting plastered every day and fishing...the mudding and bonfires are great. Not to mention hunting squirrel with a bow.
     
  21. UofCWildcat

    UofCWildcat Bear Down!

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    Yeah, getting faded and having fires is the shit. I fish from time to time but i've never been mudding. Not my thing especially with a Ford "Fuck"us
     
  22. Jolts57

    Jolts57 Walk On

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    lol a ford fuck us.
     

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