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Did Cam Newton Change Southeastern Recruiting?

The formerly 1990s-ish Georgia Bulldogs continue to tinker with everybody-stand-far-apart-and-look-at-the-sideline football. It works in third quarters. And the Carolina Panthers are coming to town, led by a certain local college star.

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So there's no time like right now for friend of the program Braves & Birds to discuss what players like Cam Newton have done to the recruiting value of the pro-set offense in college football:

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Newton is almost single-handedly destroying the trope that pro-style coaches use on the recruiting trail that their way is the only way to prepare a signal-caller for Sundays. This argument shouldn't have carried too much weight as NFL offenses have evolved. A high school quarterback can watch Brady, Rodgers, and Brees play and will almost certainly note that they are regularly in the shotgun with three- and four-wide receiver sets.

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On the other hand ...

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