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Thread: Wake Forest Football Recruiting

  1. #3661
    I worry there isn't anyone on the roster who will be close to senior-year Wolford in terms of decision making in the run/pass option. Still, the rest of the offense (with the exception of TE) is going to be even better next season, so there is a lot to be excited about.

    Conor - any insight into the Hartman / Newman battle?

  2. #3662
    Working on a MTOW about that now, haha. Good timing.

    In short -- I doubt there will be much separation in camp. They both had more highs than lows in spring ball and in the spring game. I think they'll both play pretty equally in the first two games, unless one has a clear advantage. It'll be up to Clawson and Ruggiero which one they roll with against BC.

  3. #3663
    Two interesting tidbits from Clawson's presser during the ACC Football Extravaganza:

    - Clawson loves the new redshirting rule allowing freshman to play up to 4 games without losing their redshirt status. He said that it benefits WF as much if not more than any other D-1 school. He said that the coaches have come up with a plan to use true frosh without burning the redshirts during the season, but would not reveal the plan. He did specifically say that it will help special teams. He said WF has more depth this year than at any point during his 5 years at WF, and that the rule will only increase WF's depth.

    - Clawson said that Hinton will help WF "at some point" during the season, but he made it seem (and admit that I am reading into his comments) that it was unlikely that Hinton will step in immediately and play as soon as the suspension is lifted (game 4 is Notre Dame). Naturally, how quickly Hinton gets back into the mix will depend on how either or both Newman and Hartman play in the first 3 weeks.
    Last edited by Pilchard; 07-20-2018 at 04:42 PM.

  4. #3664
    I'm excited about both Newman and Hartman. Newman at 6'4" 240-245 can add a whole new dimension to our O.

  5. #3665
    I mean once you lose the starting job for three games there's no guarantees in college football.

  6. #3666
    Newman becoming the clear choice for the season would be great IMO. Guy has awesome size, and has been in the offense for 3 years. I’m high on Hartman, and can see him being a 3 year starter. But if the time isn’t now for Newman, it’s likely never.

  7. #3667
    Quote Originally Posted by netflixnchildres View Post
    John really pulled his shit together Senior year, worked hard in the offseason, excelled during the season and became a great player and leader of the team. Hinton did not show the same character and perseverance to make the most of his opportunity here. The offense has everything looking good except the uncertainty around the QB position right now. Its a shame because every other position on the offense looks ready to impress.
    “Hinton did not show the same character and perseverance to make the most of his opportunity here.”

    Hinton is a college student. No one made Hinton pick up a weapon to defend our nation where the ultimate question of perseverance is answered. Since he’s a person allowed to be a college kid, like his coach, I’ll allow him the chance to prove the naysayers wrong.

    I see lots of positive upside all around. Yes, maybe Hinton opened the gate to be superseded by an upstart but only time will tell.

  8. #3668
    Quote Originally Posted by DeacAssured View Post
    “Hinton did not show the same character and perseverance to make the most of his opportunity here.”

    Hinton is a college student. No one made Hinton pick up a weapon to defend our nation where the ultimate question of perseverance is answered. Since he’s a person allowed to be a college kid, like his coach, I’ll allow him the chance to prove the naysayers wrong.

    I see lots of positive upside all around. Yes, maybe Hinton opened the gate to be superseded by an upstart but only time will tell.
    Perseverance (noun) - continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition.
    “I mean, you can’t have rules for convenience,” Clawson said. “We have rules and policies, and the team knows what they are, and whether you’re the starting quarterback or the eighth-string kicker, there’s got to be consistency in the application of it.”

    You don't have to be in the military to show perseverance. It can simply mean you are a student athlete, and despite the ability to break rules/temptations you may find on a college campus, you show character and the ability to lead men by example. This includes following a set of rules that applies to all of your teammates, most of whom were able to not be suspended for breaking those rules. To me a QB on the team needs to be the leader of the offense, and if you can't do something as simple as following team rules how can you expect men/teammates to follow you?

    Since when does being in college remove you from accountability for your actions? Its so tiring to constantly hear the narrative "oh, he's a college student we all made mistakes in college." Yes, many do and some get away with it, while others face consequences. Just because one person fondly recalls getting away with a misdemeanor in college, doesn't mean the next guy wasn't caught and had life-altering consequences. If you want to be a leader, you can't be the screwup friend who gets in trouble. College should prepare you for the real world you are about to enter. You could be the most promising employee in a new group of hires, but if you break some simple security protocol and put company secrets at risk, should you not be at risk of losing your job, possibly permanently?

    John was the guy who started at the company and looked like he would never make it past his entry-level position, but worked his butt off and became the best manager in the region. Hinton was the guy who aced the interview and came in with the nice-looking resume but then showed up to work late and failed to meet his potential. Thats what I'm equating to with the difference in preparing to shine when given the opportunity.

  9. #3669
    I don't know what Hinton and teammate did to warrant the suspension. Was the punishment harsh, weak, or about right? The comments above are a real frank review of such an issue and how one could respond to 'shape up' in a leadership position. I was once a team captain and think this advice is spot on.

  10. #3670
    Netflix - great analysis. Would like to have Hinton read that. Might help him more if he has any doubts about his future.

  11. #3671
    Good analysis.

    How many college QBs have virtually the guarantee of starting at a Power 5 school? Even taking the risk of giving that away by breaking a well-established team rule makes you wonder how much a player prizes that opportunity. Some players would think that the reward could not possibly be worth taking that risk. The guy who takes the risk may not want to play as much as he should?

  12. #3672
    Newman has the opportunity to slam the door on Hinton. If he plays lights out first three games, he's starting the fourth game and so on. And he knows it.

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