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From reading the board it seems that we haven't pursued Miles because there is a gentleman's agreement among coaches that when an assistant leaves one program for another he doesn't recruit anyone committed to his previous program.
But when Washington stole the D line coach from Cal, Tosh Lupoi, a couple weeks ago. They immediately went after Shaq Thompson and many other commits Tosh had secured for Cal. My feeling is that if the Washington coaching staff is breaking this "coaching etiquette" right now as we speak, why should we follow it when dealing with them? They're getting all of the advantages and none of the disadvantages of breaking the "coaching etiquette".
Because UW isn't the school that CNS (actually Nuss) are concerned about offending. It's a much more long term issue particularly for Nuss' reputation
I have been told that that Miles is very interested in Bama, but we dont have room for him this year.
I hate the 25 limit.
I wonder what Saban would've done before scholarship limits.
Have seen the comments, but haven't followed it. Is he really interested or is he just a badass commit associated with cdn?
I'm from Seattle. I haven't heard anything about UW actively recruiting those guys any harder than they already were, as much as I have heard that those guys had a strong affinity for Lupoi much like Miles apparently has for Nussmeier. A chief difference with Miles is that we didn't recruit him at all to begin with. UW was recruiting Thompson & company from the get go.
And for the record UW didn't steal Tosh Lupoi any more than we stole Lance Thompson from UT or Doug Nussmeier from UW. UW ponied up the dough and Cal declined to match. Nothing more.
That and I do not think he would have been recruited hard by our staff if it were day 1 of recruiting and he were in Georgia.
I watched him play in the all star game and didn't think he was that good. i know he had a long TD pass, but it wasn't a great throw, the receiver bailed him out. I am just not impressed with him. He has tools, just not sure he will be able to use them at the next level.
Having said that, I am just a guy posting on a message board from my couch, not a talent expert by any means,
In terms of the question you are asking, the key words are Tosh Lupoi. Cyler Miles isn't going to visit Bama, and BTW, this might be the best recruiting class Coach Saban has had here. Just wait and see.............
Some people bring a knife to a gun fight. Mark Richt brings a Super Soaker 2000.
So the real question is what did CNS tell Lance when we made the decision not to persue Miles?
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