Bored needed something to do. No guarantee on accuracy
Year - Freshmen recruited - 2013 team status
2009 - 18 Freshmen - 4 Sr (graduated as starters) - 9 RSr, all possible starters - 5 left early
2010 - 17 Freshamn - 3 Sr, alll possible staters - 12 RJr - 2 left early
2011 - 17 Freshamen - 3 Jr, all possible staters - 14 RSo - 0 left early
2012 - 21 Freshsmen - 21 RFr - 0 left early
To paraphrase CPR - it is not the players you missed on recruiting, it is the players you got and missed judged. Retention and redshirting should lead to a better developed and mature team on the field next year and hopefully a better winning record.
The numbers may not be 100% but the point is accurate. The key to our success is identifying players who can develop and then keeping them on campus. If our "stick rate" can be better then other schools in the Big XII, then we will consistently have more experienced players and can regularly compete with schools who recruit players with more "stars"
I am hoping CPRs "all in" is more than just a slogan and they are "all in" until graduation. We had more seniors on this years team and I hope it is because CPR emphasizes the importance of keeping all his recruits until they graduate. I loved Coach Mac but his retention with 5th year seniors was horrendous.
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