Thank you for your reply. While I find it much more palabal than your previous response, I stll find much that we do not agree with. The change in your mood and tone, does allow me to stay on this site while your previous post brougt me close to leaving it. Thank you for the mellowed attitude. Now, we just have an intelligent differenence of opinion, which is very acceptable. Thank you again.
I find the concept that 4-5 star players are more likely to be bad for BYU than 3 star players or those with less than 3 stars, to be very disturbing.
I find that the P5 schools with the financial rewards which come from being a P5 team, as being corrupt and bad, or at least worse than those that are G5 teams or FCS teams, just as disturbing.
What happend to the principal that if one works hard, and specializes, and becomes the one of the best in their field, that person will be in demand? (What in this practice makes the person bad or corrupt !!!)
Why is it better for a 3 star or less, player than it is for the 4-5 star player?
What is it that a Ward, or Stake Center, or Region, can influence, within legal and moral boundaries,
those players that have 3 stars and less and these players will fit into our programs, but if they have 4-5 stars, they probably won't fit in and cause the Church, the University, and the team more problems than we are willing to deal with.? Where is this nonsense coming from? Is it a throw back from the Gary Crowton years? Get over the Gary Crowton years !!!!! this is a new time and new set of circumstances, and if you read the post, the recruiting techniqye is totally different from the technique of the Gary Crowton era.
if you were not born with as much of the talent, or didn't have as high of degree of great environment to succeed,or you did not have the backing to succeed, and therefore, perhaps, did not put forth the effort, through possible no fult of your own, to be as great as those that did have all the said advantages to succeed , than you probably got those good 3 star or less, but how does that make you more worthy of BYU team membership than those that did achieve those 4-5 stars?
By the way todays ranking for ND is #20. They are more often than not, in the top 25. So yes, they somethimes struggle with top notch P5 teams, but do you know how many National Championships they have and how many Heisman Trophy Winners they have, and how many of their players avearge over the past two decades find success in the NFL?
It wasn't always easy for them. Not all people like Catholics like not all people like Mormons. They have had their share of hate as well as we have. They kept plugging along, working hard, making sacrafices, and finally got the respect of the college football world to the degree that they could join any P5 conference they want and that conference would be thrilled to have them.
They worked and endured, and paid the price for the respect they now enjoy. Are we up to it or not?