Not to mention the fact that you can sell elite recruits on the school's status as an NFL factory. Matt Cassel never started a single game at USC, yet he was drafted and has started over 50 games in the NFL.
FWIW Probable USC commit S'ua Craven has narrowed his list
this. they did this when they werent on limits. kids his age still remember their dominance in the 2000's very much and few care about what previous kids did to hurt the program as long as it doesnt effect them. if you have 15 ships, the only option is to play the "best of the best" card. kids, especially with a major program, will eat that up.
would love Cravens here but it is 100% not happening. No inside info, just obvious. Like Isaac in hindsight obvious.
Has anyword heard anything about when he is supposed to visit? I know he wants to visit us and Nebraska soon, but I haven't heard when, and it's starting to get somewhat close to his predetermined decision date.
The header of the linked article says he has "set his dates for his May visits to Nebraska and Michigan." You have to pay if you want specifics... or wait for one of the insiders here to dig it up.
Using what you(Rakefight) just posted and science I am going to say he will be visiting within the next ten days. /BillNyeStyle
Rivals made it sound like either this weekend or next.
Jerry Sandusky could recruit for USC
This isn't Nam. There are rules.
Has the whole MGoBoard gone crazy?!? Am I the only one who gives a shit about the rules?!?
You were going going good until this comment. Lol
But we've taken a really, really emphatic stance against Jerry Sandusky jokes. It's probably more absolute than it needs to be, but we're talking child rape, so it is what it is.
No Jerry Sandusky jokes.
You missed the alleged part.
I, BiSB, HEREBY ACCUSE JERRY SANDUSKY OF CHILD RAPE. I BELIEVE HIM TO BE GUILTY OF THE CRIMES WITH WHICH HE HAS BEEN CHARGED. HE ABUSED CHILDREN.
Your move, Sandusky's lawyer:
...as long as they're on the front page.
I don't want to get into a moral debate about what wrongs are greater, but I think most people would agree that a guy spending 20+ years personally abusing kids in the worst possible ways is worse than what Creepy Ohio Guy has done. But more importantly, while COG's crimes absolutely have victims, those victims weren't personally abused by COG. They don't have to read the jokes and know that their pain is fodder for lulz.
Is it a principled difference? No. But it seems that mocking Creepy Guy's creepiness will be somewhat more tolerable than mentions of Sandusky. Regardless, any jokes about anything COG did to earn his place on the offender registry will be treated the same as any Sandusky material.
I did skew an eyebrow when I saw him being thanked "for existing". Just because his victims don't know they're being further abused, I'm not sure we should all be glad he's around just because he makes OSU look foolish. I'd rather save the Buckeyes this blemish if it meant he wasn't on the earth.
If it's "just a joke", then you're stuck being the humor police. Which isn't a good job for any mod. And it's entirely possible for a personal blog to say "do as I say; not as I do"...because, it's a personal site. It just kind of removes the moral backing of any hammering. Just saying that allowing content based on "some child abusers not being as bad as others" is not a position I'd want to put anyone in. And I'm still kinda surprised no one else noticed or said anything about that part of the post.
Edit: I'm in no way thinking or saying Brian is glad child pornographers, individual or multitude, exist. It was a throwaway line that you'd give to Pryor or any embarrassing figure, not thought out, and meant in jest. It just seems woefully inconsistent with the blog's policy on child abusers not being funny.
1. Not a joke, name me a more stigmatized member/ex-member of the coaching and recruiting community in recent history. Notice that my post was preceding the "let's say who could recruit at USC joke parade".
2. On the subject, Sandusky jokes = bad, Waugh jokes = good? how about some solidarity on the issue
The biggest reason for the difference: Board jokes =/= front page jokes. We had to implement the Sandusky policy because we had three guys moderating three weeks worth of non-stop Sandusky coverage. The only way to tamp down the inappropriate jokes was to lay down the law. The measures leveled unto the board were as draconian as anything outside the RichRod firing situation.
I've deleted plenty of Waugh comments (and levied some useless point-related fines), but it hasn't had to be that comprehensive because it was a smaller story with a less viceral issue. Plus, I trust Brian/Ace/Heiko/Seth/etc. to exercise good judgment in these situations on the front page. And even if I didn't, they outrank me, so I can't exactly drop the hammer.
You'll also notice that I didn't delete your comment. I merely informed you of the general prohibition as a means of explaining why you were so roundly booed.
I certainly understand.I was simply clarifying that I was not making an offensive joke, rather pointing out an example of a stigma to show that the man in charge holds little consequence when it comes to drawing recruits.
I would like to add, that I think you're an excellent moderator, and though I'm not incredibly active on this board, since I only contribute to offer a different viewpoint, I will certainly differ to your opinion as the peacekeeper. Unrelated, I would go Blue if I lived in ND country as well.
thats ok we have dymonte!
Anything could happen
is thats exactly what USC does
ANYTHING can happen
Is it me or does the brunette have a unibrow?
I didn't even realize any of them had heads.
"Drunk white women for everyone!"
After looking at that photo, it's a good thing Brendan Gibbons didn't go to USC.
Although, I suspect most of them are actually brunettes...
There's no way to tell.
Missed the kick?
Hell, now I want to commit to USC.
TIME I FEEL IT COMING! GO BLUE!!!
Title: FWIW Probable USC Commit S'ua Craven Has Narrowed His List
Post: To USC
I'm not as negative about our chances with Cravens as everyone else seems to be. Yes, USC may be a heavy favorite, but then again, he will be visiting, and with him probably coming with Mr. School of the day in Mathis, maybe sugar shane and hoke will be able to get them when on campus. I dont think this race is over yet
hope Sua wants to get away from home he has 2 MIDWEST schools and only 1 Westcoast school.GO BLUE!!!