Alabama's class isn't even going to be fair.
OT - Reuben Foster switches back to Alabama
It's bound not to be fair.
Unlike Saban and his tactics.
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as a porn star's boobs.
at least a porn star's boobs are fun to watch. Rooting for Alabama and Saban these days is like cheering for the house to win when you're gambling in Vegas.
Outside the rules? like what show a kid all his rings? or all the players he has had get drafted? Saban may be a shady character but cheating is something he does not need to do.
Believe he is referring to oversigning and mysterious medical redshirts, which Saban most certainly does indulge in.
Oh that makes sense so Michigan has 27 open roster spots? So when Jeremy Clarke originally committed to Michigan he wasn't under the impression he was going to grey shirt? As far as medical hardships go are you a MD? Did you check each player out? is it possible a 18-22 year old kid could not accept the fact that he may never be 100 pct healthy again?
1. 27 open roster spots - attrition happens, its part of college football. Players want to get time on the field, when they don't they find somewhere that they can play.
2. Jeremy Clark greyshirt - Hoke offered him a greyshirt first, Clarke accepted it fully knowing what he was doing (and then was rewarded with a full scholarship later), this is totally different from telling a recruit they have a full scholarship, then when they get on campus telling them they either have to greyshirt or leave. This is a common theme among some coaches in the SEC, namely Saban and Miles. Link, Link2.
3. Medical Scholarships - It is also well known that Nick Saban loves to use medical scholarships. Link1, Link2. (Got ya on the medical scholarships with a WSJ and an SI article, how ya like them apples?)
Just wondering who else would make such a stupid defense of Alabama's unprecendented and unmatched use of the medical hardship rule without being even a tiny bit suspicious. If you want to use our players as examples, you might want to learn how to spell their names. Clark isn't that difficult. What was the point of that example - that Michigan's coaches were upfront with a recruit and his family early in the recruiting process? Just because you can't count 27 open roster spots does not mean they don't exist. I think that's exactly how many we have if one player is not invited back for his fifth season. That's not allowing for the blindingly obvious fact that the coaches know a lot more about their players' plans than we do.
management crosses the ethics line. Heck, the SEC's new 1-class size limits were adopted to stop many of these tactics and Saban was the most vocal opponent.
On the recruiting side, though, his ability to deliver the #1 class almost every year is impressive. His main competitors (Ole Miss, Auburn, FSU) use even shadier tactics. It takes a lot of talent to run his NFL schemes and he relentlessly recruits those kids.
Talent and ethics of a minor league NFL program ...
How do you know this information?
Of his three finalists I thought they were the least likely. He seemed to like the fact that Georgia wanted him to be their new Jarvis Jones, and he already had Auburn ink. Now he chooses the school whose biggest rival's logo is permanently on his body. The dude certainly isn't the brightest crayon in the box...
Nick Saban will remove that tattoo with the lasers in his eyes.
he didn't go to Michigan. He totally mentioned us that one time!
FWIW, Poggi was supposedly the one recruiting him to Michigan at the UA game.
Uhhhh pardon my french, but the kid sounds like a nut.
I'll pardon your French as long as you translate "nut" for us.
There's no way in hell he will ever set foot on that field unless he removes that tattoo. And even then, something tells me he'll be a bit of a team pariah until he shows that he belongs.
There are a couple stories about how the Auburn tattoo sort of took on a different meaning for Foster, at least in his own words. (LINK). This is an older story, written just after he had decommitted from Auburn, but it discusses this part of the mystery anyway.
According to the report, he tweeted back in December that the tattoo would not be removed in honor of his cousin - former Auburn football player Ladarious Phillips - who was killed in a shooting near Auburn's campus. Definitely not the reason he got the tattoo in the first place, but this is his reason for keeping it now.
Father/son combo most feared linebackers in the SEC
LB: Reuben Foster
LB: Reuben Foster jr.
NO, just no.
Once Maryland joins the Big 10, and ill tell you what, we probably won't like playing that fella too much
If you're gonna make a Diggs joke, (hint: it'll go over like the Hindenburg zeppelin), I'd highly recommend spelling his name correctly.
This kid seems to scream highest risk, highest reward. I wouldn't be surprised if he is an all-American and a high 1st-round pick in 2016 and I'd be equally unsurprised if he never plays a down at Bama (or wherever he signs).
He will never play a down in college, yet Al Davis will take him #1 from beyond the grave.
When you just state the obvious.
It probably didn't help that Auburn's center called him the N word on his offical visit this weekend. He left early because he was so pissed off.
Alex Kozan strikes again!
LOL seriously is this confirmed? Link or it didnt happen.
Not confirmed, per se, but accepted as likely.
Really should just break away from the NCAA and play in its own league.
No one EVER deserves to be called that word, but I can only imagine what Foster was doing to spark the situation so much that it was said and then not even apologized for.
This kind of stuff is SICK. And what's sad is grown men don't even try to stop or control it.
I can't imagine this is the last time we hear from Mr. Foster.
So does this mean Poggi recruited him to Alabama?
and that Poggi will make the entire Michigan fanbase feel like Jerry Maguire tomorrow. Someone get the clip ready of Rod Tidwell mocking Maguire on the plane ride back from the NFL draft immediately after he lost Cush and Avery, just in case.
At least the bright side is that Poggi's talent level/expectations are much more in line with Tidwell than Cush, so we'll have that going for us if he bails.
Couple it with the commitment of that DT from Texas the other day, and Nicky is maintaining his dominating defense.
I was thinking that nothing could be worse than Justin Boren leaving UM and going to play for OSU...
I would have regretted that tattoo even before the switch.
I have no idea what that is around the UA, kind of reminded me of Spiderman.
represents the textbook case of a recruit that Hoke and company will never chase after, for better or for worse. It's interesting because if a guy like that pans out, he probably becomes better than any LB Michigan has on the roster. But he's just as liable to completely flame out as he is to succeed. Meyer would be more likely to go after a guy like that and all the OSU fans would get super excited if they landed him or someone of his caliber despite the character issues. But just remember that Meyer didn't have a 100% track record on this stuff during his time at Florida. It explains in part why they had so many arrests/character issues during his stay and why they had such big swings in terms of on-field performance:
2006, 2008-2009 - 39-3 record, 2 national championships, 1 giant man crush on Tim Tebow
2005, 2007, 2010 - 26-12 record, zero 10-win seasons, zero conference championships or BCS bowl appearances
being blown apart.
Part Deux -- his crowning achievement -- will be a tat of Saban pooping out a tiny bomb. However, the tat will be inexplicably placed on Foster's left calf muscle leaving college football fans everywhere as confused as we are now.
Does Foster have to give back all those $500 handshakes to Auburn boosters?
So many judegemental jimmys on this board....