The Chicago Trib has a column today regarding the many decommitments of Football recruits this year. It is very negative re: RR. His take is that what goes around comes around: if coaches can "decommit" from contracts and promises, we shouldn't expect more (or less) from High School kids. He writes,
It's not right (decommitments), and it needs to stop.
And I'll go along with that just as soon as coaches honor the contracts they sign. I'll go along with that just as soon as coaches agree not to bolt for other jobs after declaring to recruits their undying loyalty
While as a UM fan I don't blame RR for leaving WVa for other reasons (lack of institutional support, one time opportunity to coach at Michigan), there are some points to the columnist's analogy. The ultimate proof will be in how long RR sticks around UM. If a few years from now he has some success and then bolts, a la Pitino or Saban, the columnist will be found correct.