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I think this year's recruiting cycle has shown me the true understanding of why elevating a 17-18 year old to any ranking is pretty much causing all enjoyment of college football to be lost. It's very simple if you want to come play for the national champions gain a chance at an amazing education and be coached by NFL level experts then come on down. But if this isn't where you want to be, if you want to get self inflating quotes from men that obsessively follow minors to the point of nausea then go for it, but then simply decomit. We have 85 grown men all of which made a decision to be part of something special and we don't just hand out invitations to join them all willy nilly. I know how good some of thee kids are, but guess what I don't think they will strap on the pads and be the second coming of Christ. We have had top 5 recruiting classes every year since CNS came here and will continue at that level with or with out 2-3 kids who have found a way to think they are truly god's gift to us. If they don't know where they want to be then go figure it out like a man, don't make stupid comments and pretend like you are the sole reason anything this fall will depend on you. We will go for #15 this year something no one else can even talk about, and none of these boys will be part of it. It's one thing to play the "recruiting" game if you aren't committed it's another to literally take a scholarship away from kids who want to make Alabama the best in the country. I know I will get flammed for this and I rarely post as I live way north with no recruiting insider info but I am simply tired of these over glorified high schoolers.
It's like dating a hot chick in high school. It's no fun if your prom date is taking other dudes to the bleachers during the dance but comes and holds your hand at the end of the night.
I never minded my hot date mingling, as long as she was "mingling" with me after the dance--and everyone knew it (VBG).....
As for your post, good job of not naming names. I don't mind our commits taking visits and enjoying the process. What gripes my arse is when a commit poses for pictures decked out head to toe in your most hated rival's gear, grinning from ear-to ear. Screw that.
“You are not entitled to your opinion. You are entitled to your informed opinion. No one is entitled to be ignorant.”
When this happen?
“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
They are 17 year old kids. They change their mind and are easily persuaded. Don't lose any sleep as we usually come out top in the end.
in short they should teach the kids in HS the meaning of commitment or simply change the term to "currently favor".
now you're on to something there...but, "he that is without sin..."
How many of us stayed "committed" to the FIRST person we ever married? Statistics say less than 50% ending in divorce, and who KNOWS how many adulterers that do NOT get divorced, so it's not JUST 17-18 year olds that do NOT know what "commitment" means.
We ALL need a slap in the head lesson on "COMMITMENT".
This post was edited by crimsonbleeder 22 months ago
1960 Les Paul
Commitment is a 2 way street. All of the "grown ups" on here love to bash the high school kids for not keeping their word, but what about college coaches? Lots of them will sign multi-year deals with low to mid major FBS schools, only to leave them in the dust the second a better offer comes along. Even Saban broke his commitment to the Dolphins, but none of us chastised him about that.
Don't be such a hypocrite for bashing kids for doing the same thing the adults whom they look up to do.
He made that exact point using a different illustration. You bash him...?
Sure am glad TJ doesn't think the same way you do haha
Choose not a life of limitation
some suffer from comprehension deficiencies, that or ADD .
ofcourse if i was to say money was raining on their head & it actually was someone would argue that it wasnt actually raining money.
I'm not bashing anyone. I'm just tired of all these posters calling out high school kids for their lack of commitment, and yet they look the other way when coaches and other grown ups in a position of authority do the exact same thing. It's not that difficult to comprehend.
agreed! It's hard to believe grown men question an 18 year old kid who changes his mind.
Maybe I'm getting old but I see no problem with these kids trying to do what they feel is best for themselves.
"Verbal commitments aren't worth the paper they are written on." Coach Bryant
Dont think this phenomenon is something new. Its just part of the game.
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