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Can we leave Ketch off this website? Like, forever? He doesn't belong to any 247 site and has no impact on the 247 rankings, why do we care about his bias in the rivals ranking?
Is this really Ketchum on the left?
I think I saw links on good bull hunting that show they've been called young for like six years running. Entire classes have gone from freshmen to burnt out, washed up graduates, and they've been young the whole time.
does it go into the composite ranking?, if so than Ketch is all over the 247 site
the rivals rankings that ketch has influence over do, but not his sip apologist Texas ranking.
I agree that jobba is irrelavent. Even as a humorous foil it isn't worth the time or effort to acknowlege his exisitence.
" Manziel is “a good kid, an honest kid. He has his heart in the right place.”
Chancellor, Texas A&M
I know most of you want to ignore him, but I have some questions. I've never had a sub at any rivals site and never visit over there, maybe someone can help me out:
Ketch runs a site on the Rivals network. What is the relationship between Ketch’s rankings of Tx hs football players and Rivals’ rankings? Why are they different if they’re on the same network? Why don’t the mods for the other regional programs in the Rivals network (A&M, TCU, Tech, BU, OSU, OU, LSU) have any say in the rankings of Tx hs football players? Is it a case where all those other mods are just dudes (or chicks) that talk to their programs’ recruits (i.e. they are not talent evaluators or scouts), whereas Ketch has some sort of experience or qualification on his resume that allows him to evaluate talent but not anyone else?
End of the day, if he's just some dude with a blog and his crap ranking system no one cares. The reality is that he's part of a national network that puts weight on his opinions - every kid in the country knows where they're ranked on that network, and said network is consistently referenced in the media to reference a team or player ranking. From a PR perspective for the program, he matters. The way it gets fixed is for said network to acknowledge him for what he is if they wish to keep the perception of an objective service. There's a reason Sumdog can't stand him...he's a fraud that, whether we like it or not, actually has the power to hurt us.
I agree with all of that up until the point where you said he actually has the power to hurt us. All he can do to "hurt" us is undervalue our players and overvalue tu's, which perpetuates the sip sense of entitlement. Sumlin has said before that he doesn't give a shit about the rankings when it comes to evaluating players. As a part of the BOMC, yeah, it sucks and it hurts the perception of our recruiting. At least up until we start kicking copious amounts of ass with the players that Ketch snubs.
I really don't get why anyone listens to either of the dudes from OB.
Outstanding post. Exactly what I think. Mr. Best in the Business and Ketchum are doing Mack Brown no favors by consistently overrating Texas recruits.
All their players should be ranked five stars so that ESPN will talk about them and over-inflate their already massive egos... lets see how that turns out. Oh, wait we already have.
KEEP DOING WHAT YOU ARE DOING KETCH AND TEXAS!
From IH-35 to IH-10... what then?
That's a cute story.
This post was edited by HeyBlinkin 14 months ago
Are you kidding? I could hear that arrow a mile away.
Ketch's random re-rankings are just to stir the pot and satisfy his clueless readers.
Rivals doesnt use his rankings, its completely separate.
That said it shows up on their profile as "Lone Star Recruiting" which is a sham.
-- If you're gonna be a bear, BE A GRIZZLY! --
What are you trying to prove with that picture? We all know they both got moved down from 1 and 2. What I'm saying is, he still has Harvey ranked higher than 247 does, and he has Hoza as 3rd in the state, same as 247.
It pisses me off to an extent.
But, the thing is, Mack is so bad at evaluating talent that he actually recruits off Ketchum's list.
Ketchum over-ranking players like Darrion Johnson only helps A&M as he takes players that are only marginal takes for the A&M staff.
That's....not true at all.
And Chip, you're just a bad poster. Just awful.
This post was edited by aggiechip22 14 months ago
What do the rankings by Rivals are any of this sites mean anyways? JFF never got any love from these sites, but still voted AP High School player of Year in Texas, and look what he did last year. These people are just totally guessing when it comes to the top 300 recruits.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by Felix 1998 14 months ago
add RG3 to that as well.
Brenhams next star Darrion Johnson Class of 2014
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