i would find this more credible if it was about Tom Crean
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|8 hours 14 min ago||There would be no need to ask Harris to take a medical||
hardship unless it meant ending his career. There's no reason to make a decision now if it was just about redshirting.
|1 day 2 hours ago||Urban is a very good salesman.||
If you think talking to someone personally would reveal their character, how would you explain the success of con men? Not a knock on Meyer, but a lot of people fall victim to swindles because they were swayed by a personality, rather than doing some critical research.
I don't know if the poster you responded to was even implying that Saban was dirty. Bama was dirty before he got there. So was Auburn before Malzahn.
|1 day 3 hours ago||Washington's quote came in the context of||
announcing his commitment to OSU. That's obviously what their staff pitched to him. You think our staffs have been selling recruits on the idea that they only need to put in minimal effort on academics?
|1 day 5 hours ago||Fullbacks aren't typically highly ranked||
or heavily recruited. It isn't usually the favored position of recruits either.
|1 day 10 hours ago||Exactly. I don't doubt that this is what was meant||
in regards to bad habits. They aren't necessarily bad habits, per se. They could just be different than what they are now being taught or suited to a different system.
|2 days 8 min ago||This isn't a familiar scenario.||
Beilein getting in on a 5* late in the process, that is. Offhand, I can only think of one other time and that went well.
Being a favorite for these guys very early and their holding off on committing, that hasn't gone so well.
|2 days 7 hours ago||It's not controversial to talk about Malzone as the potential||
starter. Your repetitive and exaggerated attacks on Shane Morris as a player aren't really controversial either. They're completely out of place here. Stating your opinion is fine. Over the top criticism of a player is really not. I'm not saying that you're wrong that Malzone will start. I'm just sick of reading your comments. First way overblown praise for Malzone, then similar criticism of Morris. All repeated ad nauseum.
You're much more certain of things than anyone in your position possibly could be. It's annoying, since that should be obvious even to you. Attacking other posters for imaginary reasons is pretty silly too.
|2 days 22 hours ago||Not drinking was not a condition for getting his license.||
It was a probation violation, which could have led to him spending some months in jail. That doesn't usually happen and didn't here, but it's much more serious than you paint it.
|3 days 5 hours ago||Teams can't stop a grad transfer.||
Not that they can really stop other transfers either. While the reason he's transferring is supposedly for playing time, I would imagine ND would prefer he stay. At the very least, he would provide valuable depth. I would think Stanford and Lyons was the same situation.
|3 days 12 hours ago||No offense, in fact I agree with you,||
but nearly every single move this staff makes will get questioned here. Second guessing coaches is a hobby for a lot of our posters.
|4 days 2 hours ago||There was one Beilein story that his son was at a camp||
and coaches weren't allowed to contact recruits there. It wouldn't have been an NCAA violation if he had, but a camp staffer wouldn't allow it. I don't think he even knew who Beilein was.
The things he said the NCAA didn't allow were talking to the press about Patrick and giving rides to his teammates that could be recruits.
|4 days 3 hours ago||Is she talking about him as his mother||
or as an employee of the AD? She was using her university account, not a personal one.
|4 days 5 hours ago||To get back to Carr level recruiting in CA we'll||
probably need a change in NCAA rules. Kids are committing earlier than they did back then. Classes are mostly filled early, before official visits are permitted. That narrows the pool of recruits from far away that we have a decent shot at.
Allowing recruits to take official visits before their senior year, as they do in basketball, could make a big difference. I'm not optimistic we'll see that change any time soon. Schools in talent rich areas don't see it to be in their best interests. The ACC proposed an early signing period before official visits could even take place. An early signing period is likely coming very soon. It will only make recruiting in CA more difficult.
|5 days 10 hours ago||5 star players are scarce.||
I think there are only 2 of them on offense that are still uncommitted.
|5 days 23 hours ago||Wasn't he voted by the team as best OL last season?||
|5 days 23 hours ago||I think it made perfect sense for several reasons.||
Although any of QBs would have be pretty good to beat out Rudock, Shane might have the highest ceiling for this season.
Shane starting means Malzone can redshirt.
A freshman starting might be a negaive factor in recruiting QBs for the next couple of classes.
|6 days 2 hours ago||Really?||
That seems short-sighted. Stoking controversies about football being too dangerous could potentially cost them viewers of the actual games. I would think they have a vested interested in protecting the brand, be it CFB or the NFL.
|6 days 4 hours ago||It's good practice to self-report every very minor||
violation. The NCAA expects schools to self-report everything. I think that's typically the case too. There's no downside for issues where there's no real punishment attached. For major violations, they're hoping it will make the NCAA more lenient. It doesn't keep schools from appealing the penalties, like Syracuse is doing now.
|1 week 4 hours ago||It makes sense to me.||
Why put your career on hold for one final year of football? One can make arguments for both sides. If the passion isn't there, that would tip the scales for me.
|1 week 4 hours ago||Nothing in the future is completely assured,||
but the season is over and Red said he's coming back. That news puts to rest some speculation. It's definitely not silly to post that he is coming back when it's now very much a long shot that he won't.
I didn't think there was any chance Hackett was going to push him out before his contract ended. But if that was his intention, he would have spoken to Red right away, not wait for him to make that statement to the media..
|1 week 8 hours ago||congrats on beiing a consistently terrible poster||
|1 week 8 hours ago||Fisher is a very likeable guy.||
He always struck me as being both smart and humble. There is no doubt that he at least knew what was going on here, but I understand the sentiment behind trying not to believe it
Would he have run a clean program here if he had inherited a squeaky clean one? That's where I'll give him the benefit of the doubt.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Sounds like he needs to redshirt.||
With Teske coming in 2016, I'm not seeing him as a perfect fit, If the staff thinks he has a high ceiling, he could be a good pickup. I see him as addressing an eventual need, not replacing Bielfeldt. Since bigs usually need time to develop, it's hard to project what our depth will look like in the future.
|1 week 9 hours ago||Dave Bliss did the single dirtiest thing we'll ever see.||
I don't know how his overall body of work stacks up. Bruce Pearl deserves mention too for trying to intimidate Aaron Craft. Clem Haskins might be the worst from the Big Ten.
|1 week 9 hours ago||It's not scuzzy to change jobs frequently.||
How you go about it could be shady, but moving on is part of his personality.
|1 week 11 hours ago||OT recruiting was fine under Hoke.||
I think you're spot on otherwise. Harbaugh inherited a roster with few holes to fill and good depth at most spots.
|1 week 23 hours ago||No way I'd believe Breaston weighed 180 as a freshman.||
Just like our OL all used to weigh either 298 or 299. The listed weights and heights have been (and probably still are) so unreliable that it's hard to put much stock in any analysis involving them.
|1 week 1 day ago||Are we really that worried about Harbuagh's||
ability to recruit a QB? It seems pretty ridiculous to suggest that he should have to play safe and settle for someone he wasn't high on more than a year before LOI day, That attitude doesn't seem to match anything about him, from his personality to his results.
|1 week 1 day ago||I'm not understanding the criticism.||
The best way he can help the team right now is on offense. Harbaugh has had plenty of experience using two way players in the past. I'm going to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to assessing Winovich's ability to move back to defense if needed.
|1 week 3 days ago||You're making a number of poor assumptions.||
I'll just point out one that I haven't seen addressed. None of these students are going to be represented by their fathers. That would be a terrible idea, even if the court allowed it.