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Your last paragraph is where I split with you. Bashing a kid for making a decision is without a doubt wrong, but that is not what this is about. This is about kids being allowed to turn that life changing decision into some sort of a reality tv show.
When Foster decided to change to the Barn, ok no prob. Yes, it stings BUT that's life. Now hiding that decision for 4 months and making a mockery of Bama along the way? Why should a kid get a pass for that?
I don't really have an issue with RN. He made his choice and has stuck with it to date.
I totally agree. We as adults and as human beings need to STOP bashing these kids for de-committing and committing to another school regardless of who that school is. One day the recruits will see that some institutions really care about the person and not just what they can do on the field. At the present time they don't understand that there is life after football or for that matter any sport. I can honestly say that Bama and the staff really cares for their players on and off the field. It takes a special person to come and play at Bama because of the level of competition here. When a recruit is in this mind set, there is no limit to the success here at Bama. IMO, Bama has the best coaches, facilities and tradition than any other institution out there..
This post was edited by hardnard 21 months ago
So if we're able to flip the Bauer kid from Missouri that's OK and he's OK?
What about Holland Fisher at VaTech if he decommits from Tech and signs with us?
Would Derrick Henry be a cancer?
Was Greg McElroy a problem?
How about Alec Morris?
Was Dodd a me first player because he felt LSU showed him more love than Alabama coaches?
This is recruiting. We're going to lose some "committed" players and we're going to flip some from other schools. This is nothing new. It's just more pronounced now because we're recruiting more nationally and bringing in more highly recruited guys EARLIER.
After watching the ESPN 30 for 30 special with Marcus Dupree I think the NCAA could do well by hiring Marcus to speak wirh these kids about how temporary your stardom can be.
Is this your first year following recruiting? This happens EVERY year.
No flame, but I think it was the great Jackie Chan, in yet another academy award performance in the remake of Karate Kid that said,"Never bad student, only bad teacher!".... or something like that. I speak sarcastically about the actor and movie (enjoyed it BTW), but the quote is applicable nonetheless.:)
I just don't see why more kids can't have the attitude of Eddie Williams and jones. How hard is it have class, not stir up drama and be the center of attention, commit when you ready and let that be the end of it. Lots of you seem to want to just the me first, center of attention drama stirring attitude a lot of the top recruits have today. And don't give me the 17/18 year old kid thing. Sick and damn tired of that excuse
There is more of this type of attitude in society today in general. Than the classy approach that others take. Sad...but true! A lot of it is on the parent's. & some of it falls on the HS coaches as well imo. I would imagine HS coaches that are producing elite teams with D1 talent. Probably have their share of ego problem's.
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Yeah, people with good attitudes who have class and don't stir up drama. We get it. Nice post.
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