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Tommy Patel
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when does O recruit players to stay?
attrition has been brutal for LSU, can we get a few to stay.



dstone12
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
I’m not sure any coach can recruit a player to stay.....even if his draft grade is 3rd or lower, they want that paycheck.

LSU has had the worst luck on this, but there is not much you can do.
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r0cky1
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
This year however I don't see many of our juniors going at all with the year we are having


LSDBU
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
Well this year I feel like a lot of players are losing money. Like Gaye should come back to learn how to keep contain. Then next year he will be a first rounder. I feel like Marshal is gone for sure but my gut is telling me most will come back. Especially on D. I’ll keep my fingers crossed though cause my head is telling me they will leave regardless.
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5iveEuax4eaux
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
As long as Louisiana is one of the poorest states in the country and most of our players are from Louisiana this will be a problem. Teams like Bama and OSU can get away with it because most of their big time guys are from other places.


dos crystal
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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Louisiana is one of the poorest states in the country and most of our players are from Louisiana this will be a problem. Teams like Bama


Explain Travis E, Devonta Smith, Dylan Moses, Phidarian Mathis


Nissanmaxima
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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I’m not sure any coach can recruit a player to stay.....even if his draft grade is 3rd or lower, they want that paycheck.



Leatherwood, Harris, Smith, Waddle and even Moses were all projected 1st round picks or high 2nd, yet Saban got them to return! It's a huge LSU problem and has been even before Coach O. LSU has lost over the years a staggering amount of underclassmen. I'd say the most in college football.

*Edit, Scratch Waddle, my bad
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James Woods
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
Disagree with this. The issue stems from culture within the LSU program, not due to the hometowns of our players. Ever since Les' years, its been more about getting to the league and "taking care of mine".

You're seeing that culture play out this season, as well.


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Tigeralltheway
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
Can Demond Clark please opt out

Sincerely,

Tiger fans


Magician2
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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I’m not sure any coach can recruit a player to stay.....even if his draft grade is 3rd or lower, they want that paycheck.



Dabo got all 3 of his starting Dlineman to return in 2018
All 3 were still first round picks the following year

You can get players to return they just need to believe the team is of championship caliber or can compete for one.

It's easy for us right now to say x y z should/ will return next year but if none of them like or believe in Pelini or alinehan then they are 100% leaving for the draft. I think the latter will end up happening.


Portcityblues
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
This has been an LSU problem for years. Coaches like Saban and Dabo treat recruiting their potential players leaving early as importantly as they do locking in the new recruits. It is just like owning a business. The quickest route to building a successful business is to first and foremost keep as many of your current customers as possible and then add to them. If LSU wants to preach and use how quickly our players get to the league and succeed as their recruiting tool then they will have to deal with some down years mixed in with the good ones and will have to deal with the hot seat talk that comes with those down years. Can't reload on the level of Bama, Clemson, and Ohio St yearly with the number of early entrees we deal with.


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goatmilker
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
When he recruits more 1 and 2 star players.


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Lsuismyfav
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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I’m not sure any coach can recruit a player to stay.....even if his draft grade is 3rd or lower, they want that paycheck.



I don't understand why this is so difficult for fans to grasp. It's a family decision.


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Geaux2LSU
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
nm
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bayou85
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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Waddle


Was a Sophomore last year. he couldn't leave.

quote:

Moses


His last big game was a blowout loss to Clemson. He was injured all year last year.

I will agree that we lose too many underclassmen that shouldn't go pro. If you're under 2nd round, you should stay. We have had too many leave early and leave a hole but not really go very high.




dwright369
Member since Aug 2020
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
Per Verge Ausberry on OTB last week, he stated that “Re-recruiting Draft eligible under classmen” is going to be something the entire football administration focuses on more closely effective immediately.

He referenced how Nick Saban and Alabama have done a much better job at this than LSU and he emphasized how important of a deal it truly is. Stated how this particular year has made it painfully obvious that the coaches and administration must do a better job of keeping those players that are deciding between an additional year or becoming a late round draft pick

No idea how successful their efforts will turn out, but this year has really made it abundantly clear just how important it is to hold on to upperclassman because without at least a handful of them on both sides of the ball there is effectively no veteran leadership.


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Blanky6715
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
NIL may help offset some attrition. Really depends on draft grade.


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Dstllsu
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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Can Bo Pelini please opt out

Sincerely,

Tiger fans



Clark looked good under better coaching


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husslemane
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
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Explain Travis E, Devonta Smith, Dylan Moses, Phidarian Mathis


Their schools pay more??


Lester Earl
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re: when does O recruit players to stay?
O has recruited several kids back to school each year

Myth


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