Joe Schad is reporting USC let him go from his LOI. Hope he doesn't go to the buckeyes.
Hockey pet peeve: "when a teammate tips a puck in on you, which is exactly how my first collegiate goal against happened. Thanks, Copper."
I'm assuming this is because he got in touch with all the other incoming freshmen and threatened to sue for fraud?
that the oil spill tar balls avoid Miami Beach.
Very poor taste. Also, Miami Beach is on the east coast of Flordia, not the gulf side.
go to Miami than OSU. I have heard that the oil can hit Miami and Ft. Lauderdale in the next 4-6 weeks. He may be more apt to select Columbus if the beaches are all gooed up.
bruce feldman reported that miami has the lead, but doesn't know if they can find a scholarship.
for USC didn't it.
Anyone know if the Suckeyes have any scholarships available?
If there's one thing that bugs the hell out of me, it's stupid name-calling that has no real wit or purpose.
Oh, look at that Ish... a 3rd string OL just got an F on his summer-class exam. Looks like a spot just opened. Looks like there is room for Sentreal after all.
That's 'Bama style Schollarshipin'
that signed Latwan Anderson to a track scholarship. Maybe Seantrel can sign a basketball scholarship.
still counts against football scholarship numbers
this would allow them to get him into school. I believe he will have to sit out a year because he signed the LOI and don't recall freshman be given free walking papers like Jrs & Srs. He may be able to appeal the transfer rule because of the probation, but I don't want him at OSU.
Per Joe Schad on ESPN.com:
Kiffin and USC are essentially allowing Henderson to enroll at any school immediately and be eligible to play as early as this season.
He can play immediately because he never enrolled. Therefore, he's not under transfer restrictions.
Good for him. Allegedly, Kiffykins promised him that no penalties would come out of the investigation.
Though that is kind of Seantrel's fault for being dumb enough to believe that bullshit. I'm thinking that if he was as good at critical thinking and reasoning as he is at pancaking fools, he would not have signed a LOI to play at USC anyway.
Come on, calling an 18 year old kid dumb, no-matter the circumstances, is just wrong. it's amazing what schools tell these kids now-a-days and they all make everything so damn believable. He listened, he took them for their word, and now he is smart enough to look elsewhere.
Actually, you make a very good point. I literally fell for the same thing, except that when I came in, my school was just beginning the downturn that I should have seen coming.
Agreed. A famous adult promises you something at a beautiful university and you will probably believe him as an 18 year old kid.
in the fall.......whover Michigan is playing, is just plain DUMB!
I thought that was the whole reason for going to USC?
Why would he want to mess with Snoop when we have the Coner?
Now it's all up to Jack, The President, Kennedy.
Poor kid :-/(
Yea that is a French frowny face, bitch.
can he enroll somewhere and play this fall or does he have to go to prep school for a year?
Since USC released him from his LOI, and he hasn't begun classes at USC, he can play this year. Had they refused, he would have had to sit out a year due to the transfer restrictions.
that seems odd to me. If that's the case why doesn't it happen more often? It seems like almost always have to sit out a year.
The only case I can think of where this happens regularly is Utah gymnastics. They've twice released fairly decorated athletes in the past five years because of "bad fit" type issues and let them go unhindered.
i really dont want to see him anchoring osu's line for the next 4 yrs ...
he is such a talent
Well he was in miami this past weekend visiting. Keeping my fingers crossed.....
Mark me down as nervous, stay out of Columbus Seantrel!
in the one category that Seantrel (or to be more precise his family) is actually interested in. Things have tightened up quite a bit at SC in that category for obvious reasons. His decision to not go to USC has nothing whatsoever to do with the postseason ban or lost scholarships.
You should probably change your signature, it's like rubbing salt in an open wound.
you're a notre dame fan?
Im thinking Miami, partly because his father had characterized the OSU pitch as :
long winded and boring
I will be happy with Seantrel in any other conference but the Big 10.
link from bleacher report today:
take it fwiw. presents an interesting argument.
I guess you can convince yourself of anything when it makes you feel better about your team. Yes, Seantrel probably played up the recruiting process a little more than he should have. But who can blame him for wanting out at USC in light of the penalties? Any fan base is delusional if they think their team is in any way better off without this kid on your team.
that he meant he didn't want Seantrel lining up against Michigan....
I don't follow recruiting that closely, but I somewhat remember Minny being in the sweepstakes. Is that true? If so, is there any chance he lands there?
I do believe that he had Minn mentioned in his leaders, but I'm guessing that was out of respect for the coaching staff who undoubtedly spent a lot of time on the kid. I'm guessing (hoping) Miami.
Also, I wouldn't mind if he went to MN. They are so talent deprived that I don't see it hurting. Otherwise, please leave the B10.
Maybe Eminem could act on behalf of the University and talk to his father.
Miami will find (or make) an opening for him.
They had 29 LOIs on signing day, plus Latwan Anderson in March. So that's 30, a gigantic class that will surely have at least one non-qualifier.
him. I know they will find a way because he is unreal. I know the plan for Latwan is a track schollie, than just wait for a transfer or convince a gray shirt for a kid. With Latwan though, they have all the way till January because he is on a track schollie. What are they going to do for Seantrel he needs to be in by August?? I am curious to find out.
I'm glad USC released him, but I don't think it should have been their choice. The NCAA should have granted blanket permission for all the incoming Freshman.
signed with USC knowing what could possibly happen. No one forced those kids to buy into Carrol or Kiffin's ridiculous BS about no sanctions. I can think of a million more sympathetic cases where kids are forced to sit out a year through not fault of their own. Why should this be any different?
Maybe it should be "different" because Kiffin is a professional con man talking to 17 year-olds. Kiffin has gotten more great jobs with less victories than any coach in the history of the game. I would be willing to bet that he spoke with the utmost in conviction while telling recruits that the NCAA had "no proof" of anything and that all they would get was a "slap on the wrist."
This guy has conned multimillionaires and he has conned professional administrators from high-profile universities. I think it is a no-brainer that he can con 17 year-olds. I think the NCAA should void every LOI signed with USC this season and make them recruit all over again.
Kiffin is a professional con man
<rolls eyes> I'm pretty sure his job title is football coach, not con man. I know you don't like the guy but lets not make shit up here.
If clumsily expressed, the thought is still there: Kiffin's ample salary is paid pretty much because of his ability to convince 6'8, 300-lb 17-year-olds that his program is the best option and that he holds the key to the NFL. He's well-known as an outstanding recruiter, and not so much as a tactician. He is paid to do exactly what he did: he convinced the best player in the country, against all odds, to come to his school.
Because of this, I don't think we can simply say "this kid should have known this was all bad." As soon as Michigan was hit with its sanctions this year, I bet every single person on this board had someone come to them and say, "see, I was right all along about DickRod! He's an idiot hick who can't coach!" And yet, we rely on Rodriguez to recruit kids, despite plenty of people labeling him a moron. He's doing the same thing Kiffin is. The only difference we really see between them is we know/hope/pray we're on the good side, and Kiffin's on the bad side. I do follow that line of thinking; I believe Rodriguez is actually a pretty fantastic coach, and Kiffin's kind of a blowhard. But dividing it neatly into "good" and "evil" is much too simplistic for my tastes, and I don't think the situation allows for blasting a 17-year-old for picking the "wrong" or "evil" side. He had to be told to ignore the detractors whichever coach he went to. I just wish Rodriguez had been the one to convince him of that, not Kiffin.