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just wait till he and mother both have cars to go places then we will know because it is comin
kid doesn't "fit" our program, messed up in the head
As a UA alumnus I find this ^^^ post to be very embarrassing.
You can call it embarrassing all you want, but its the truth. I have been a diehard alabama fan my whole life and I can promise you as a diehard alabama fan this would have never happened with me. Now if this was about 10 years ago when our program is the dumbs it might make more sense.
He was diehard alabama until about four months ago and suddenly relocates to Auburn and then you know what happened from there. He decommitted from the best program in the nation right now to go to one of the most character-lacking, manipulative, undisciplined teams in the nation.
Now try to explain to me how this would happen to a diehard alabama fan unless 1) he is getting paid, 2) this has been a setup from the beginning.
Oh and another thing, do you honestly think a diehard alabama fan would get a tattoo of Auburn?
This post was edited by beastman321 21 months ago
Well allbarn is dirty. THe whole country knows that whether Foster had any "incentive" or not. It seems to me that the track record with these top 5 recruits that love the spotlight is and will continue to be uncertain. Many of these guys are prima donna's and do not fit well with Bama's "team first" approach. Some respond to the 3 ring circus recruiting approach like the barn and USC do and some who are more mature and looking toward their future respond more to Alabama's/CNS' pitch. Not trying to be a Pollyanna here or run down RF or any other recruit but winning big is a result of talented depth stacked like cord wood in a hard working disciplined program. Some recruits are naturally going to shy away from this.
BTW One of the best things about having CNS at Bama besides the obvious winning is that I really don't have to sweat recruiting anymore like when Shula was here and any 4 star we got HAD to pan out or we were in trouble. 9 times out of 10 when a kid like RF goes elsewhere 2-4 years down the road we look back and it was no big deal and in some cases we are happy that the kid did not wind up at Bama.
So it couldn't possibly be 3) he knows he'll start Day 1 at Auburn and be the big man on campus as soon as he steps foot there, or 4) he's an impressionable 17 year old that bought into some negative recruiting and believes Kirby's leaving after this season (which he very well may).
Don't forget, RF was committed for a year before switching. He may have been thinking of flipping for months and wasn't quite the diehard Alabama fan we've been led to believe.
Look, I understand why it eases the pain to think he was paid. But it's not fair to him or his family without some evidence to back it up. And so far, there's zero indication of any of that. The more likely scenario is our staff just got out-recruited. It happens. Big deal. We'll keep winning.
As a UA alumnus, I find this ^^^ post to also be embarrassing.
Since you obviously don't understand much beyond pitching a hissy fit, it would be a waste of my energy to explain how important it is for all Bama *fans* to exercise Saban's instructions: "Be a champion."
Try hard to think how that could apply to your posting. Also, think about the content of your posts being copied & pasted to various Auburn message boards and all those Auburnites laughing hysterically at YOUR expense.
As for Reuben Foster, I respect his right to change his mind and I wish him all the best in his career at Auburn & beyond.
and I will be laughing hysterically at all the Auburn fans expense when we beat them by about 30 this year at BDS.
A question for homebrotha and zigzag. I too have been reluctant to buy into the whole "the barn cheats" cries, because it's annoying when au fans make the accusation about us. But do you honestly think that Reuben Foster randomly ended up at Auburn High School out of all of the towns and all of the schools in Alabama and Georgia? Or do you think that the coaches at au had something to do with it? It may not even be against the rules (I'm not sure), but I absolutely believe that au's staff had something to do with planning or facilitating that move. Now I don't know if his mom got a job in auburn or not. I have heard she has but I haven't seen it verified, and I have no idea what other arrangements have or have not been made. But you can't tell me that he and his mother/family just randomly picked aurburn, AL as their new place to live.
This post was edited by redriptide 21 months ago
The state is the great fictitious entity by which every man believes he can live at the expense of every other. - Frédéric Bastiat
redriptide, to answer your question in a nutshell, I don't care. However Reuben was sold on Auburn, it really doesn't matter to me. He exercised his right to switch and I accept him for that. You see, not every great player is cut out to wear the crimson jersey. If he sees himself more as an Auburnite, then that's where he should go. As Saban has said to a few bigtime recruits, "we'll win with you; we'll win without you." in closing, don't forget that Alabama is the hottest football program in the nation. There's already another hotshot linebacker being lined up to take Reuben's slot in this class. Roll Tide!
Nice subtle dodge there. (g) But I agree with everything you said. Really hoping we can sign M Thomas.
I think he's just a kid that got was surrounded by all auburn-all the time. His transfer I thought was an easier move to go from LaGrange to Auburn than LaGrange to Oxford. But, I think that damage could've been done already at this point. I'm sure that Auburn did whatever they could to make sure his mom remained in Auburn. I don't think he's a bad kid or that he led Bama on for over a year, although he did in the end under the guidance of Trooper & Luper. I will say that he has made some really poor decisions as of late and I'm not just talking about him flipping.
^^^ this, momma got taken care of
Link? Proof? Anything other than your unfounded assumptions leading you to believe that?
This a court of law?
Last time i looked it's a message board & i'm free to share my opinions & unfounded assumptions.
I've moved on from this guy but reading this thread stirred up a few questions.
Why was RF transferring in the first place?
Did this transfer cost him the opportunity to be an EE? Or was it not setting his class schedule up correctly or poor performance?
It seems to be common knowledge that his mom got hooked up with a job. What is this job you guys speak of? What did she do for work before the move?
Like posters said earlier in the thread, it takes a special type of person to play for Coach Saban. It doesn't appear it would have worked out on either side. I wish him well and hope he can get his weight back to a better level and stay healthy. Is he the next Trey Blackmon? Idk. The next year or two will likely determine which path his life takes.
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