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Foster is an attention whore, plain and simple.
he's the enemy now.....just like any auburnite,,,,,hope he loses every game....
Alabama will miss Reuben ALMOST as much as the Tide misses Keenan Allen to this day.
I'm not as emotionally invested as those Bama fans who see the booger eaters everyday. But seriously, what bragging right does Aubarn have?
14 national titles to 1 and a half.
42-14. Offensive shut out. Pathetic blow out.
Brent Calloway, Cyrus K and TJ Yeldon to Reuben Foster.
Let's move on. We will be looking like our retarded stepchildren in West Georgia if we keep talking about this non-topic now.
FACT: Reuben revealed himself to be a little bitch.
FACT: He will fit in perfectly at the Barn.
FACT: I hope he fails miserably.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by GooPhi on 7/16/2012 at 4:40 PM
I appreciate the info from the OP but common sense says that if a recruit, who has been committed to us for months, all of a sudden changes his commitment to AU, and is so confident in his decision that he all of a sudden gets a tattoo with their hideous logo on his arm, something shady is going down. A top recruit like that who has been shopping around for the past few months doesn't just suddenly close his recruitment down like he has and commit to a school that he didn't even consider until a few months ago.
Was there ever an explanation of why he moved from GA in the first place?
Legend tells of a race of man who took to the forests of Borneo and who developed their own strange rites and customs. Once such custom was the worship of animal excrement. Perhaps these legends are true, it would certainly explain Auburn.
Fact or fiction? This isn't for me to say.
This post was edited by GooPhi on 7/16/2012 at 8:07 PM
I'm not upset that he flipped, or that he even is going to Auburn. I was just disgusted at the way he knew he was planning something and then went to national media to say that he's committed to Alabama days before doing a press conference. It makes it hard for anybody to believe anything you say.
And believe it or not, NFL Scouts do look at these things. It's a good evaluation for them to see where your head is at from a maturity standpoint and how well you deal with adversity.
I wasn't going to jump in here but I have a different perspective to share. I've been a coach for over 30 years...coached at the high school, college and professional levels...in fact my first head coaching job was at Vigor HS (78'). And I've coached high school kids that had the emotional maturity of a seasoned 40 yr old and I've coached grown men making millions of dollars that had the maturity, sense and decision making skills of a little kid. So to give a pass to a 17/18 yr old kid just because of his age doesn't resonate with me anymore than we give a pass to an adult because of how much money they make.
Every team sport requires discipline...every athlete has to know the rules and how to play within them....it requires good decision making....that's why you practice everyday so you're prepared to make them when that time comes....it requires respect for authority or you simply can't be coached. And uncoachable players don't make it very far (at any level) regardless of their talent. These are baseline expectations in every high school sports program in America and athletes don't get a pass because of their age. Good coaches set high expetations so they learn and their athletes either make a choice to follow them or ignore them and face the consequence. So to accept any negative or disrespecful behavior from a HS varsity athlete, captian, "leader" or influencer is simply unacceptable in my book. Hey, here's a concept....since everyone's watching why not be the one setting the standard for others to follow? (i.e.Eddie Williams)
People who make decisions based on emotion are very poor decision makers....what if a QB came back to the coach and said" my teammates told me to throw it deep and I didn't want to disappoint them so I threw it"...do you think any head coach would accept that answer? So when it comes down to making a very, very important decision that will have a huge impact on the rest of your life and you allow it to be made out of emotion or pressure....you're going to be left with the consequence of your decision and a lot of time to think about it. Mark my word...the honeymoon will soon end...all the hype will pass... and the best TEAM will be left standing and will prevail...again. Let's move awwn.
Here's my thoughts. Not to discount the OP's thread but it kinda played and will play out like this. Keenan Allen...oh no, what will we do....Ummm win a Championship. J. Clowney...oh no, what will we do....Ummm win our 2nd championship in 3 years. R. Foster...oh no, what will we do...My thoughts are we play for another championship in the 2013 season. I believe that will be CNS's and Alabama's most talented team yet from top to bottom. We will have crazy depth at almost every skill position and our defense will be scary good yet again. The front 7 will be stacked and Landon Collins will be roaming in centerfield ball hawking with a OLB's body. Football championships have proven that you have to be strong up the middle on both sides of the ball and that exactly what we are. Three things CNS's has taught us since his arrival. 1. No one player is worth 2 scholly's...i.e I. Crowell and Robert N. 2. No one player is bigger than this program...disciplin is the foundation of this program. 3. This team will be prepared EVERY week to play football....and if CNS has 30 days to prepare you have little chance of winning....just ask Mack Brown and Les Miles. We have the best in the business fella's...and he does it the right way.
I just want to chime in and note, though I never was one to give info on Cam (I never knew anything), I knew enough to say that there really is a high-level push by people in the AU organization to run things their way. JC alluded to it in his recent controversial statements. If you didn't believe that there are people there willing to ruin lives for their own benefit, maybe you do now.
Every time you hear about the Auburn "Family," remember what that means. It means that it's "personal" for everyone involved there. And that means that people's own personal interests and vendettas take precedence over the good of the program and the good of the players. Honestly, I feel sorry for anyone tricked into playing there. They've ruined a lot of lives lately.
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