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Fearless and true.
It's true, it's hit and miss sometimes. But go back through the Top 5 running backs of each year and you'll recognize an awful lot of names. Then go look at guys rated #20 to #24 and see how many you recognize. You'll find some, like Tashard Choice, Baron Batch, etc. But It's not really even close when compared to the names you'll recognize in the Top 5.
So while they aren't accurate down to each individual, the ratings do typically predict a likelihood of future success.
I think your point about who we tend to attract is right on. Guys like Kodi find a home at Auburn because they were likely already "Auburn men" before they got to Auburn, and once they walked onto campus, they knew they were home.
I love that Chizik gets that and now even our staff has come to understand that. I love that Grimes noted the Auburn creed when discussing his decision to stay.....it really made me proud of what Auburn is all about.
This post was edited by jadennis on 1/27/2011 at 11:14 AM
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come out of his six string
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