Must be those family values. Looks like they're already teaching him "life-long" lessons. Commit to somebody only to have them turn their back on you.
Epically funny and sad what we do to these recruits. PS: Beaver has gone to Tulsa because of a girl - period. TCU has a very large need at quarterback and wanted him badly. He left Michigan to go to Tulsa - only two reasons:
1) You will start today and are the man for all time
2) Your girl is going to go there, you are 17, you totally love her and think she's the one, and you will do anything for the chick.
Sad if the real reason is the whole "my word is stronger than oak" thing that they pulled on Shavodrick - say what you want about his decision but it is grossly poor form to recruit a young man without being honest about where you as a coach are going to be at the time of his enrollment (especially if knowingly you were already leaving)
beaver went to tulsa because of a girl?
i didnt hear that story. where'd you get that from?
It was perfectly fine for Malzahn to deceptively recruit Beaver... He had the glory of God on his side.
never mind Ill google it myself..
Don't search the internet - this is from a west texas alumni source. It maybe pure conjecture even on his part, but I found it to be a credible source (he was also the one who told me that Sam McGuffie actually had clinically relevant depression and may need medication for treatment, which made me understand his decision to an even greater degree). The alumni donor network gets a lot of information. Take it all with a grain of salt as the dissemination of information is pretty democritized in the age of the internet. The alumni network is also good at telling you information after the fact (ie. the detective work behind information where only sketchy details are available).
Having said that - it could be pure conjecture. Irrelevant I suppose as he is not here, but the explanation seemed far more plausible that his mom saying anything. TCU is a more visible program than Tulsa and closer to home. His explanation (and having been 17 myself once) seemed very reasonable to me.