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Why are there talent hotbeds?

Postby Kress » Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:49 pm

We hear it and talk about it all the time. South Florida talent. Texas talent. South Carolina talent. Not north, just south. Nebraska talent if you're talking about a lineman. California for a random qb or so. You get the gist.

We are saying it now with "imagine what Chip Kelley could do with Florida speed as opposed to Oregon speed" talk. Why is this a thing?
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Re: Why are there talent hotbeds?

Postby Cheb » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:03 pm

Kress wrote:We hear it and talk about it all the time. South Florida talent. Texas talent. South Carolina talent. Not north, just south. Nebraska talent if you're talking about a lineman. California for a random qb or so. You get the gist.

We are saying it now with "imagine what Chip Kelley could do with Florida speed as opposed to Oregon speed" talk. Why is this a thing?


The big three states for football talent are Texas, Florida, and California. All three states have very strong football cultures at the high school level, and send alot of athletes to the college ranks. All have excellent college programs in state, and all three states have at least three NFL franchises.

Also, all three states have good enough weather to be amiable to year-round practice and general outdoor activities.

Just my two cents.
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Re: Why are there talent hotbeds?

Postby Zarniwoop » Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:15 pm

The three states that produce the most NFL players per capita are Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.


I found this site a while ago...good info

http://rukkus.com/blog/where-do-pro-athletes-come-from/
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Re: Why are there talent hotbeds?

Postby Alpha » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:17 pm

Zarniwoop wrote:The three states that produce the most NFL players per capita are Alabama, Georgia and Louisiana.


per capita being the operative phrase here...and almost entirely inconsequential.

It is strange how different parts of the country are "known" for producing certain "types" of players. The Midwest for your "blue-collar" type LB's and o-linemen. The South for your speedy "skill" guys, etc.

Frankly, I think it's more perception than reality. Across the board.
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