quote:...no...but I'd like to steal chips from E. Texas. We've gotten some excellent bargains from there. In the past, we were the closest option for those kids that wanted to play big time ball in the SEC...now...College Station is closer. TAMU joining the SEC and being competitive affects LSU more than any other team in the SEC...by far.
You rather the staff reach for TX kids over bringing in studs like Herron, Neal, and Gilmore?
quote:Only a fool would think this imo. (not that you're a fool my friend). Texas kids who want to play in the SEC can now stay home. OF COURSE it will hurt us somewhat. Common sense here.
their recruiting success has nothing to do with them joining the SEC this year.
joining the SEC could hurt our recruiting in E. Texas. BS!! So far, we are ranked 6th in Rivals with NO Texas kids on our list. ZERO...NONE!! Now, you can easily see that over the last 5-7 years we average 3-4 (and occasionally more) kids from Texas. In addition, Texas A&M is ranked 7th...for now...their highest ranking in several years per Rivals. That is all.
anybody who thinks Texas A&M joining the SEC didn't help them in recruiting and didn't hurt us is kidding themselves
quote:I dont think anyone is saying LSU is finished for good in Texas, we will still be a stong presence there. One of the big attractions for LSU/Bama/etc. in recruiting is the chance to play in the SEC, the nation's strongest conference. Now TX kids can do that AND stay home in-state. Best of both worlds.
Bama, UGA and tOSU can go in there and get guy's, so can LSU.