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“Have a few thoughts on the ridiculousness of people calling this the best recruiting class ever that I want to share.”
Ultimately, next year’s class will be judged on results. I may have a different viewpoint on that, but that’s just the way it is. They can’t be deemed anything until they get here and play. If you look at the best classes of all-time, it’s about what they accomplished. Yeah, they came in with high standards, but there have been a lot of classes that have been labeled No. 1 that didn’t pan out.
We don’t know how good this class will be until we see what it accomplishes. That’s going to take time, hard work and coming together. They’re also going to need next year’s returners to show them the way. We won’t achieve our goals if we put it all on a bunch of 17- and 18-year-old kids. We will need everybody, just like we do this year.
“Big Blue Nation, I want you to think about what I’m about to say. I’m hearing all the accolades of an incoming recruiting class being the “best ever in the history of the game.” Come on, folks! Why would we do that to this new group of kids?”