Lost opportunities

Is it just me, or does it seem like we’ve entered the golden age of negative recruiting possibilities in the SEC?

Oversigning at Alabama.  The gypsy at Arkansas.  New head coaches who were bad head coaches at their last stops.  You could go on and on.

And now this.

South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier said he knows why Captain Munnerlyn and Emanuel Cook fared so poorly in last weekend’s NFL draft.

They were lied to.

Munnerlyn, drafted in the seventh round by the Carolina Panthers, and Cook, not drafted at all, were convinced by agents, family members or other people they trusted that they would be selected fairly high and earn seven-figure signing bonuses, Spurrier said.

But does he think they regret their decisions to forego their senior seasons? Not a chance.

“Nah, they all get misled,” Spurrier said Tuesday night to a small group of reporters before the start of the Charlotte Metro Region Gamecock Club meeting at Nation Ford High School. “They all think they’re going to be first-rounders.”

Spurrier shrugged off comments by former offensive linemen Jamon Meredith that his tumble from the second to the fifth round may have been attributable in part to unflattering comments made by the South Carolina coaching staff to NFL scouts…

So the OBC is trashing his former players and the former players are complaining that the coach is trashing them.  And Spurrier doesn’t care.  My friends, this is Phil Fulmer’s wet dream.  You’ve got to feel for the guy being out of a job right now, don’t you?

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6 responses to “Lost opportunities

  1. My favorite quote…”I think Captain was ready to go pro, to tell you the truth. He acted like he was ready to go pro and several guys did also late in the year, which was unfortunate.”

    Between that and the way Emanuel Cook chose to spend his fall semester, it sounds as if the attitude was just great over there as they finished out the season losing 4 of their last 6 games.

  2. NebraskaDawg

    Spurrier is in the “I don’t giva shit” phase of his coaching career and it will continue to drag down the chickens

  3. Dog in Fla

    Somewhere in an above-ground Krispy Kreme structure in Knoxville, Phil is chowing down on some deluxe Krispy Kremes while we’re not.

    Feelings of empathy for Phil being out of a job now are nullified by the $6,000,000.00 bailout he got from UT for the privilege of letting them fire him. In fact, Tuberville liked Phil’s deal so much, he got one of his own from Auburn.

    Spurrier running his mouth again because he doesn’t want Lane to lap him before the start of SEC Media Days circus.

  4. Ubiquitous GA Alum

    “were convinced by agents”

    So SC players had contact with agents. Ummm even Lame knows that’s a NCAA violation. OBC will probably suspend the players forever – just to make a statement.

    • digidy dawg

      I wondered if anyone else noticed that too. I’ve always been led to believe that that’s an NCAA violation.

  5. MacAttack

    Spurrier is not entering a time where unless he wins the East sooner or later, the pressure will start to come about whether he still has it or not.

    Garcia looked just…has anyone seen a QB play so bad against Iowa? It was a joke.

    He still has no QB nor a real threat to win the East.

    They are no closer to becoming a East Title contender than they were 5 years ago