As has been said before there will always be some 4/5 stars that are busts and some 2 stars that become Pro Bowl material. In the statistical world they are called outliers. Better to go with the averages though and compose your team of as many highly ranked players as possible. That formula has worked well for the last several conference and national champions.
It occurs to me that the people who hand out the stars aren’t held accountable. Rivals and 247 and Scout don’t fire people for misevaluating talent. Those guys would have had you believe that Ricky Town would be a better college QB than 3-star Lamar Jackson. Uh, major whiff on that one. But if coaches misevaluate talent, or can’t fix it with coaching, they tend to pay with their jobs.
Not the point. The point is that people freak out because some guy making $40,000 a year or whatever gave Ricky Town four stars and he’s not playing. “Well he was a four-star!” Maybe he shouldn’t have been a four-star. That’s my whole problem with stargazers. You assume that the people who assigned the stars have a clue.
Well better hope the freshman is the real deal. Funny in an off week and story and Kelly got all the reps we hear squat about story. And from what little I’ve seen of him in games he’s certainly not the answer. This position has gone from a position of strength to just good as long as Allen stays healthy. Allen goes down we might not win another this year. During one game Morgan gave story a disgusting stare and shook his head after a poor throw. Told me all I need to know right there. Given the beating Allen is taking this year, sure would have been nice to have peeveys legs out there, but wait, that’s not our style. We can’t adapt to that style on offense, and we certainly can’t stop it on defense.