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Dude sounds like a real class act. First of all, he should teach his kid what the word "commit" means. Why was he on an official visit to Bama if he was committed to Michigan?
Second, who dafuq cares what some random dad thinks about recruiting or posts on Twitter. Actually, I don't really care what anyone says on Twitter which is why I don't have an account.
Third, go play for the $EC, keep your crooked s**t out of our conference.
So, we should stop recruiting kids who are "committed" to other schools?
I can't speculate about SEC programs cheating? Why? There is so much smoke around these programs it's ridiculous.
Now with a PhD in Applied Llama Physics...
IF that is really Biff Poggi's account I'm embarrassed for him.
Plus, I think he needs to reel that back in. Seems awful unprofessional.
But...Bama doesn't need to cheat. Auburn on the other hand...
Or maybe Ole Miss. The teams that want to beat Bama are the ones that will get caught.
Fuck no! Not if everyone else is doing it. Read my post. I think kids should honor their commitments and parents should help enforce that.
Ole Miss and Auburn probably cheat more, but I'm sure the Alabama recruits expect similar benefits if attending Bama instead. Nick Satan was killing recruiting the SEC before Alabama even started winning, recruiting better then all the programs around them paying players. If they were clean that entire time I would be absolutely shocked
Sometimes the schools themselves don't honor the commitments though...like if they get better recruits or change coaches.
So, you want the kids to stay committed, but you're cool with us trying to flip them? This seems like a internal conflict that you need to address.
Alabama isn't cheating any more than any other school.
What they are really good at are using medical scholarships to weed out players, and gray shirting kids. It's all legal, but appears to be a little shady on the surface.
That rule only applies if they've got someone better ready to take the former commit's spot.. See David Dawson... In this case, next to their new RB commit, Poggi is their best commit, so he's got a spot no matter what.
I have no problems with kids flipping if there's a coaching change. For the most part I believe in integrity, but I also want MSU to have the best possible players. Don't you agree, or does making a commitment mean little or nothing to you?
It's not an internal conflict, if the kids are going to break their commitment, then I'd rather have it be with MSU then someone else. I don't blame the schools or recruiters for kids making bad decisions.
I really doubt that but you're entitled to your opinion
You believe in integrity.
You want kids to stay committed to schools, but you want MSU to continue to recruit kids that are committed.
Why would Bama be cheating more? They don't have to. They are closer to the talent. They are winning. They put kids in the NFL.
If School B (which isn't winning and/or putting kids in the NFL like Bama does) wants to compete with Bama...then, they might have to come up with other ways of enticing recruits.
Good point! Is it ok to snake oil the snake oil salesman???
Doesn't sound like you do. It's the kid's decision to not honor their commitment, not the schools. And if one school is going after another school's recruits then it is only fair that it goes both ways. Not saying I like it but it's better than MSU doing nothing while other teams recruit their committed players.
he lost me at "Biff"
That would turn a 20 y.o.'s head, for sure.
Well, and maybe some older guys, too.
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