AmaizenBlue 2007 Class:
These guys were recruited for an entirely different system. Is it really that shocking? They were RSFR/SO when Hoke took over. Most of these guys were never going to sniff the field. I'm not saying this was a great class, because it wasn't. But at least put it in perspective. How many 2007 recruits were still on the team by 2010? Exactly.
Babb (3-star, kicked off team in 2008)
Chambers (3-star, left team midseason 2008)
Clemons (4-star, transfered to Colorado in 2009)
Evans (2-star, transfered to Hampton in 2008)
Helmuth (3-star, played 2 seasons and transfered to Miami (OH))
Hemingway (4-star, played in 30+ games and arguably the best WR)
Herron (3-star, backup LB, started senior year)
Horn (3-star, transfered to Reedley College in 2009)
Huyge (3-star, started 2 years on the OL)
Mallett (5-star, transfered to Arkansas in 2008)
Molk (3-star, All-American center)
Panter (4-star, JC transfer, played 2 years)
Rogers (3-star, played CB and WR, not an impact player)
Sagesse (3-star, solid backup DL)
RVB (4-star, 2yr starter, solid player)
Warren (5-star, started 3yrs at CB)
Watson (3-star, backup)
Webb (4-star, played 4yrs, never impact player)
Williams (4-star, played 20 games before head injury stopped his career)
Woolfolk (3-star, solid CB and S)
Only 5 players (RVB, Huyge, Woolfolk, Molk and Hemingway) started in 2010. The lack of depth in that class was the reason we needed to start 2 walkons on D and why we have leaned on underclassmen so much.
This class was rated 12th in the country and 1st in the B10. Why weren't these guys starting instead of FR this year? 2008 had a class that ranked 10th in the country and 2nd in the B10, yet where are those players?
A good coach can take the talent he has and turn them into winners. Rich Rod could take top 20 talent and finish with a losing record in the B10 every year. Even with the extra practice he could not do his job.