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bee Rye
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re: Does LSU FB recruit better or develop talent better?


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Neither are Qb recruits, and Desean never even played QB.
if a post ever called for a "lolwut?" its this one






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lsuexpert57
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re: Does LSU FB recruit better or develop talent better?


IMO..its impossible to tell. I mean, how exactly do you determine if a kid was "developed" by coaching, or if he just had an innate ability that just took awhile to get there? Perhaps a kid was underrated to begin with and he simply rose to the level he was always going to....whether he was coached well or not.

There are few secrets in coaching, especially as it pertains to technique. Do you think Nick Saban has some super secret techniques that only he teaches his secondary guys? There are probably 20 guys in the NFL alone that know more about teaching the secondary than Saban does.

Our coaches are just using the same tried and true teaching techniques that all coaches use when trying to make players better at their chosen positions.

So that likely being the case, how exactly does one measure if a kid was developed or he just rose to his natural ceiling?

Developing players is one of those rant terms that gets bandied about loosely with no way to really determine a true answer.






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Matisyeezy
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re: Does LSU FB recruit better or develop talent better?


My impression is that developing players doesn't have that much to do with knowledge. Oh, to be sure a certain degree of knowledge needs to be present. You need to be able to recognize what a does both right and wrong and reinforce the good habits while stomping out the bad ones. Additionally, it's how you interact with kids. Are you the kind of coach that can motivate a player to do extra work to refine this particular part of his game? Do you command his respect so that he actually listens to what he's taught? Can you communicate to the kids what they are doing right and wrong in a manner that is intelligible and conducive to instruction?

To me, those are the things that a good developer of talent knows how to do.






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Lovethutigahs
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re: Does LSU FB recruit better or develop talent better?


o the original poster, there is a 3rd option. Perhaps the staff evaluates better.





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lsuexpert57
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I can agree with that, but it also quite often comes down to how "coachable" a player is. You can be the best communicator in the world but if a kid won't listen it doesn't matter.

That being said, your point is a good one in that a coach who has better than average communication and people skills, can reach a wider variety of players and thus be better at developing.



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