This seems to be in line with the various name changes Ohio has been toying with over the past season.
Mark D'Antonio is not only recruiting nationally; he's recruiting worldwide. I can't even make this stuff up. What's next? Offering participants off the World's Strongest Man?
Every year the same crap hits the fan. You've got coaches whinning because Urban stole their verbals. You here stories coming from down south where a mom is irate because Slick Nick wouldn't accept her son LOI after he was verbally committed the last 6 months.
Am I wrong in thinking that if the NCAA put in place an early signing date a lot of these problems would be resolved. Kids couldn't back out of their commitments, Slick Nick would be forced to be honest with his boarderline recruits.
What's the downside? The only 2 things I can think of is if a coach leaves or gets fired the kid should be able to get back on the market. On the other side, if a kid didn't make the grades and can't qualify then the coach/unviversity should be able to get that schollie back to recruit a new player.
I checked and didn't see this posted anywhere. Saban asks this kid to greyshirt at the 11th hour and he then flips to Arkansas........ Here's the Money quote:
"He had the world snatched from up under him," Stevenson told the Press-Register of Philon. "I'm pretty sure he's wondering, 'Why me?' On a number of occasions, [Alabama] stated how much they don't want to lose him. They got put in a bind. I can see where it could happen, especially with this being the first year of the SEC putting in a stipulation like this."
Does anyone have the time of his announcement? I think he's going Blue.
[ED:BISB - According to Allen Trieu, Diamond is announcing at 7:00 Central/8:00 Eastern:
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Having seen the offers we've given out on the soon to be wiki, it is surprising to see so many offers outside of Michigan.
So far - I counted 4 in the 65 odd offers we've given out.
Shane Morris (MICH commit)
Steve Elmer (ND commit)
Is Michigan's talent pool shallow next year?
Also- is it just me who is bitter about Steve Elmer? We could sure have used his talent next year (which generally seems a weak year for OL in the country)