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“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God, which is why we call it the present.”
I want this kid to do well no matter where he goes. He is goes onto great things.
And I don't try to read too much into kid's quotes like some on here that say a player is scared to compete. However this article made me laugh. RN is likely going to be very good, but he is screwing up mentally if you ask me. Make your own decision instead of trying to get your entire high school to come play with you. Do what is best for you whether that be Clemson or LSU or any other school. He is doing a disservice to Dabo here if you ask me. Of course Dabo should only give an offer to those guys he thinks can play in D-1.
Really I am in shock over some of these quotes and the immaturity about this whole process.
Dabo is a joke as a HC and will be done after this year.
And you are a fool if you project how accomplished a high school player will be in college and the NFL...no matter how big, fast, and hyped they are.
Will they all pitch in for Dabo's buyout when he gets canned in 2014? This is so stupid, it's laughable. I don't care what kids or their families read this board. When you see dumb, you just call it out. This is dumb on all parts and the way this kid has manipulated Dabo makes me embarrassed to even associate Dabo with Bama. This is without a doubt some BS that the Barn would pull and that makes it even more pathetic. Dabo needs to grow a set and build his program the right way instead of pissing away schollies for a kid that could have a career ending injury before he ever makes it on campus. Dumb Dumb Dumb.....Thank God we have Coach Saban.
I guarantee you that Clemson and this Ryan kid have already made a deal and he will be receiving a scholly there but have agreed to wait awhile before publicly announcing it so that Dabo is not made to look like he made a package deal, even though we all know that is exactly what he has done. I can't blame him. I am just glad we have a coach who doesn't have to ever consider deals like that. Saban gets 8 out of 10 of who he wants and coaches them up to the level he wants. That is how you win championships. That is why a "family" business rarely reaches the kind of success that a well-oiled corporate business achieves. Saban is in the "business" of championships while Chizik and Dabo get up everyday to film another episode of All in the Family. By the way, nothing makes a team feel more bonded and family-like than winning a National Championship together. Even Les Miles gets that.
So, Chizik & Dabo, "touch THAT thing fo !!!" And, Dabo, make sure you have a couch big enough for all your Grayson players so they can sit together family style and watch Alabama in the 2014 NC game. RTR!!!
Whatever works for them. Do you really think Dabo is worried about setting a precedent? Let's be honest, how often does Clemson sign the top prospects? I know they had a huge class a couple years ago, but how often do you think Clemson will be in the running for the top prospect? If this is what they've got to do, then I'm sure they think it's worth it. There's no need to rip the kids, or Dabo. They're all doing what they think is best.
Quite frankly, I think Nkemdiche's behavior is a little more selfless than most recruits in his position, who mostly say, "I'm doing what is best for ME." Clemson is not a powerhouse, they don't have a storied past, their last ACC Championship was 20 years ago, and their last National Championship was 30 years ago. Nkemdiche could be more worried about that, or where would be the best place for him to get in the NFL. But he's more concerned about helping his friends. Let's not let our disappointment turn into undeserved criticism.
This post was edited by GrayBama 2 years ago
Pathetic! Careful what you wish for Dabo.
Kinda true. Crowell and Clarett say hi
This is starting to make Danny Sheridan look credible and that is hard to do.
1 kid isn't worth four scholarships. If these kids don't produce then you are placing the entire program in jeopardy. How embarrassing is it for Ryan Carter? How mediocre must he be if the best player in the country is dragging his +1 around every where and no one wants to waste a scholarship on him. So now they are reduced to begging through the media to get his friend a scholarship that he apparently he can't earn on his own. Seriously man, this is getting ridiculous. Believe me, if Carter were anywhere near a half decent player, he would have a million scholarship offers because of his agent Nkemdiche. Now, even if the kid gets any scholarship offers, it is going to look he didn't earn it.
Another great question was posed earlier. Will he start leveraging a transfer of these guys don't get playing time next year? What about the Nick Schuesler kid? He is a walk on right now. What if Dabo refuses to offer the kid a scholarship? Will Nkemdiche threaten to transfer? Where does it stop? Dabo is looking like a fool right now. The icing on the cake will be Mickey Conn joining the staff next year as part of the package deal. I know that they were college roommates and all of that. However, he has always been Dabo's close friend. So, why didn't he get a job offer before he had the number one recruit in the country on his team? All the sudden he is ready to be a college head coach now? Or is he part of the package deal?
Good job Dabo! Way to make Clemson look like a clown show. Everyone is going to laugh when they have to turn down a legitimate D1 prospect because they don't have any scholarships left because they signed Nkemdiche and the seven dwarfs.
The funniest part of all of this is that he says it's going to take one more player to be a lock. As if the first three weren't enough? So it's not a lock if they don't offer this kid? Is he going to change his mind and go to Ole Miss if they don't and leave his friends behind? Will Ole Miss then have to offer the other three kids? Like many said earlier this is just becoming a joke.
This isn't new info. He said in an article when he committed that Dabo promised to offer another of his friends. That sealed the deal for him that weekend but now Dabo is in a corner. If he doesn't sign the kid RN might walk, probably not though. If he does sign the kid, Dabo gets taken to the cleaners by Clemson fans and the rest of college football. His AD cant approve of this either I would think. Especially if they don't show progress in the next few years. And I don't see that happening with the players running the team and wasting schollys.
"We're modern-day gladiators, and that mental toughness is really important to have in a good team." Nick Saban
Way to put all your eggs in one basket Dabo. You sign a top guy to get other elite recruits not a bunch of guys that will get you run out of town.
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