Saturday, January 10, 2015
SEC power rating the last 8 years - and why recruiting is more important than coaching (and why some cheat)
Included is a list of NFL players from the SEC schools.
It also strongly compares to the ranking and success of these schools
football success considering the last 8 years.
Why is there such big coverage about recruiting each winter?
Talent wins games. Sorry, million dollar coaches.
Saban and Calipari are dominating with the talent rich Alabama football
and Kentucky basketball future pros.
Do you really think they would be where they financially if they
moved to Western Carolina or Missouri State?
This is why people cheat in football recruiting.
(No accusations-but it is the motivation for cheating when it happens.)
The list is from high to low listing schools with NFL player.
Listed also are some of the SEC school’s better known players.
These numbers are a strong and I think accurate correlation to the success of teams
in the SEC the last 8 years considering their good and bad years,
not just 2013 and 2014.
Tennessee seems high here but they weregood in the Fulmer days and these
older pros listed below played mostly then.
Missouri, Ole Miss and Texas A&M seem low but
this of course does take into account now of future NFL players
on their improved rosters now due to better recruiting.
Saturday Down South listed the number of NFL players from each SEC school and some of their players.
TEAM NO. OF PLAYERS NOTEABLES
#1 Alabama 42 Julio Jones, Eddie Lacy, Dre Kirkpatrick, C.J. Mosley
#2 LSU 42 Odell Beckham Jr., D. Bowe, Jeremy Hill, Patrick Peterson
#3 Georgia 39 M. Stafford, Geno Atkins, A.J. Green, Knowshon Moreno
#4 Florida 36 Carlos Dunlap, Joe Haden, Percy Harvey, M. Pouncey
#5 Tennesse 31 Peyton Manning, Arian Foster, Jason Witten, Jerod Mayo
#6 Auburn 27 Cam Newton, Nick Fairley, Karlos Dansby, Ronnie Brown
#7 S, Carolina 28 Alshon Jeffery, Jadeveon Clowney, John Abraham, Melvin Ingram
#8 Texas A&M 25 Johnny Manziel, Mike Evans, Ryan Tannehill, Von Miller
#9 Missouri 22 Aldon Smith, Jeremy Maclin, Ziggy Hood, Blaine Gabbert
#10 Ole Miss 19 Eli Manning, Patrick Willis, Mike Wallace, Michael Oher
#11 Arkansas 15 Peyton Hillis, Darren McFadden, Jason Peters, Jarius Wright
#12 Miss State 15 Fletcher Cox, Johnthan Banks, Darius Slay, K.J. Wright
#13 Kentucky 14 Randall Cobb, Stevie Johnson, Tim Masthay, Jacob Tamme
#14 Vanderbilt 11 Jay Cutler, Jordan Matthews, Zac Stacy