Friday, February 09, 2007
Does This Recruiting Class Excite You?
Let's be honest here, we have all been Bulldog fans for as long as we can remember. Anyone who spends time reading this blog has devoted countless hours to talking, watching, and following the Fresno State Bulldogs. With all that has happened over the past year the Fresno State Football program needed something exciting to pump life back into it. The Bulldog football program needed something from either Pat Hill or the fans in order for us to once again believe that we have the talent to compete with the BCS schools of the world. Pat Hill came through for the Bulldogs program by recruiting exactly what we needed in order to become a complete team again. Not only did Hill address the number one need (that of speed), but he also brought in countless defensive, offensive, and all around athletes that will make this Fresno State team one to reckon with in the upcoming seasons.
The key here as fans is to expect improvement but not all at one time. Do not go into 2007 expecting these players to run the table and take us to a BCS level game. Instead expect modest improvement to the tune of a three or four game win increase. Acquiring players such as Devon Wylie and Devan Cunningham will only make the Bulldogs stronger as time passes on. We know Pat Hill has changed his philosophy on Freshman as he allows them to have a much more active role with respect to the team than he ever has before. With that being said the direction Fresno State is headed even has a pessimistic person like me excited about the years to come.
If you cannot find a way to be excited about this Fresno State recruiting class you should feel to see if you actually have a pulse. Even fans who have gone through hell with this team know these players are exactly the type that will help to make Bulldog football a strong tradition once again. On signing day one thing we should have all noticed was how adamant each of these players were about playing for Fresno State. While it's true we did not land a four star recruit instead we landed plenty of two and three stars that will make a difference when they are given the chance to because they want to be here in Fresno playing for the Green V. 2007 is going to be a new beginning for Fresno State. It's ok to queston if the Dogs can break free of this pattern with respect to losing games they should not. Just understand that eventually the tides will turn and Fresno State will be the team to beat in the WAC once again.