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Texas signed their worst recruiting class in history: Von Miller reacts in pictures

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No one cares, but what if they did? It might look like this.

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you can’t make this shit up y’all
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Howdy, all. We’re a week out from the aftermath of NATIONAL SIGNING DAYPALOOZA 2017 and the analysis keeps on rolling in. The latest: Tom Herman’s first signing class as Texas head coach was the worst in school history but it was also on purpose and meticulously researched and it doesn’t matter because HEART and GRIT and percentage of returning production, etc.

The following is our own meticulously researched response to a few of Tom Herman’s main points via photographic reactions from the greatest Aggie defender of this century:

Tom Herman’s first Signing Day at the University of Texas went less than ideally, with his 2017 class finishing as the 26th class in the country marking the lowest-rated class ever for the Longhorns.

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oh, Tom
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However, it seems there was actually some strategy that went into Texas’ 2017 class. Herman said in a recent interview with Longhorn Network that he and his staff found research regarding first-year head coaches’ classes that prompted them to change their approach a bit.

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“strategy” lol okay
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“We knew through all the metrics, all the analytics, all the numbers that point to most of the time in years of transition in coaching staffs, that signing class has the highest rate of attrition – meaning kids that quit – has the highest rate of off-field issues including academics, drugs and social, and has the highest rate of guys that can’t play, and don’t ever see the field.”

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blah blah blah wake me up when we get to the football part, coach
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“I even went back to check, and when we took over at Ohio State in 2012, we signed 19 guys, and it was considered the 5th ranked recruiting class in the country, and I went back five years later and looking back at it, there were only 3 of those 19 that saw significant playing time for us at Ohio State.”

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if I throw in enough numbers I will sound really smart
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wut
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Herman added that one of the main focuses of his signing class for 2017 was adding guys who can provide depth, as opposed to ones who would see the field right away......“We don’t sign backups here at the University of Texas. None of these guys were signed for depth or anything other than we believe that they can either play now and help us win championships, or be developed into guys that can play for us in the near future to help us win championships. So a lot of effort was put into the evaluation process.”

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damn dude which is it, make up ur mind Tommy
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Depending on how this year’s class pans out for Herman, he could be onto something by utilizing this strategy.

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yes, PLEASE continue this strategy Tom Herman
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