The writing on the wall

Thought this was an interesting quote from newly minted Georgia commit Jacob Park:

Wait a minute. You almost committed to Auburn? “Actually, on my birthday (Oct. 12), I was going to commit. Then Coach Loeffler kind of said under his hat that some things might be happening. ‘I don’t know if you want to commit right now.’ I was also hearing from my coach and all over the media that something was about to happen at Auburn. I held off from committing, and I’m glad I did.”

Dead coaches walking.  No wonder the Tigers were flat as a pancake in the second half of last season.

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34 responses to “The writing on the wall

  1. Steve eat your heart out. Cause we know you are just pea green with envy. “If you cannot run with the big DAWGS, stay on the porch or the dock at your lake house.”

  2. Oh and welcome Jacob! Abraham, Issac and Jacob. Jacob had 12 SONS who became the leaders of the 12 tribes of Israel. Grandson, Jacob to be born October 15th 2013. Allison, keep praying for two, eating for two, and walking for two. Love you precious.

    • Go Dawgs!

      Yeah. I’m not sure, either.

      • Boys, boys…read the BIBLE. His Mama and Papa named him Jacob, which will be my GRANDSON’s name when he is born on OCTOBER 15Th. CMR ask our LORD for good recruits! Remember the name JACOB PARK. He will be our next AM

        • Go Dawgs!

          I’m familiar with the Bible. I’m not familiar with your daughter or your future grandson. Seems like an odd place to leave a personal message for your daughter, but congratulations and mazel tov and such.

  3. Ubiquitous Ga Alum

    Good Dawg!

    •Being from South Carolina, how much were you recruited by South Carolina an Clemson? “A little bit. South Carolina was recruiting me hard until last year when I guess they thought they had their quarterback. Neither one of them threw an offer at me, but it didn’t really bother me. I mean, I feel like Georgia is a way better school than South Carolina or Clemson would be any day, so I’m not really worried about that.”

  4. Bryant Denny

    So is Loeffler a good guy for telling him to hold off or, since he was employed by AU at the time, not doing a good job by not reeling in a commitment?

    • BD, Auburn is reaping what they sowed!

      • Ubiquitous Ga Alum

        Sticking with your Good Book meme, if true it’d be raining fire & brimstone in Auburn

    • Go Dawgs!

      I’d say he’s a good guy for watching out for the kid’s best interests. He probably knew that he’d be able to reel the kid in if the staff managed to survive.

      • Ubiquitous Ga Alum

        Kind of think Loeffler was looking out for himself … figured he recruit him to his next job … and he tried just that at VaTech

        • Go Dawgs!

          It’s a rare instance where both can be true. If the kid had committed to Auburn, he still could have tried to poach him at his next job. Either way, he did the kid a favor.

          • AlphaDawg

            He didn’t say not to sign with Auburn, he simply said wait to sign with Auburn. Whether it was motivated by his own self intrest or not, he still did the kid a favor.

  5. Ron

    I think this is a bigger question….Why would the kid even consider Auburn at that time? Maybe the distance from South Carolina confused him but man, Auburn was a mess last October.

    • Macallanlover

      I was thinking the very same thing, as an up and coming QB what would be attractive about that Auburn staff’s ability to develop a pro-style QB? Must have been the glitter from the 2010 quarterback, who was a pro the entire time he was at AU since the family had been paid. I see no similarity in Park and Cammy, and AU isn’t exactly convenient to the Charleston area.

      Don’t get me wrong, this is my favorite UGA QB recruit in years based on what I have read and seen of him but man, those HS juniors need someone helping them through the process. Sounds like his coach is very involved now, I wonder if he was at that time last fall? Unless there were AU ties in the family, he could have not made a much worse decision than the one he almost made (I don’t count GT as a real option.) Going to be very interesting on how the Ramsey/Park battle goes the next few years. We are blessed with QB and RB talent at UGA, now we just need to fill in some OL and defensive gaps.

      • Mac, Jacob is in good hands. His Father and CMR have been with him all along. Well…spiritually anyway. He must not be compared to Cam, who was a heathen raised by a heathen, pagan Father.

        • Go Dawgs!

          Are you kidding me? Cecil Newton is a Christian pastor. The guy broke NCAA rules by trying to solicit money in exchange for a recruiting commitment but that doesn’t make him a pagan. That’s out of bounds, crass, and lacking in class. I don’t like Cam Newton or Auburn but that’s just not right.

          • Hey, I just call a spade a spade. Spin it any way you want. Look up the meaning of PAGAN. I do not know where you live, but I live in ATLANTA where I have heard Rev Newton preach! You ain’t no ref…so do not be calling any penalties on me. It is not for you to judge! By the by….I love Auburn and have family that are alumni and big supporters who are CHRISTIANS from GEORGIA.

            • DawgPhan

              someone had the extra cup of coffee today….and maybe a little something special in the coffee.

            • Scott W.

              I can’t decide if you are a troll or someone who is lonely and clueless about the internet.

            • Macallanlover

              Joy, I was raised a Christian and understand how it is an integral part of many people’s every thought but comments that are solely based on religion should be on a different forum, imo. Certainly there are many times where we all get dragged into, or feel it necessary to get away from football for a few posts to defend something that means a lot to us and we feel it necessary to correct the record. In this case, my post had nothing to do with religion but your response yanked it in that direction. Politics and religion are flashpoints in any conversation these days and we will never avoid them totally but I really feel there are better places for these topics than the good Senator’s blog. That said, I am grateful for whatever guidance moved Mr. Park to Athens.

            • gastr1

              No, only for you to judge, apparently, joy.

          • dudetheplayer

            I believe it was AthensHomerDawg who described this lady as “a few french fries short of a happy meal”. That was an apt description.

            • Cojones

              Anyone heard from AHD lately? Haven’t seen much from him since he had an argument about another site’s “philosophy” and was asked to take the argument elsewhere. I’m sure he understood that only meant for that subject and the blog’s owner he was arguing with. At least, that’s the way I viewed it.

              AHD- if you come back I will refrain from posting anything toward you concerning politics or that awful political party you subscribe to. :)

              Should we call it gtp-detente?

      • gastr1

        It may have been his best offer at that time, don’t forget.

        • Cojones

          Bama was trying to decide between Jacob and Cornwell. Jacob went ahead and committed before they took the 5-star, Cornwell. We are the benefactors according to the Elite 11 QBs performances.

          All hail Jacob!; truly an outspoken Dawg.

        • The other Doug

          +1

          I don’t think anyone was offering him last October.

          • Macallanlover

            OK, I know he didn’t have a UGA offer but what is the hurry to commit as a Junior? I understand if you feel you have to make that call or lose your chance but if he had an offer to an SEC school as a Junior, he certainly had to know he was capable of having other offers coming his way. Committing before you are truly committed leads to a lot of disappointed people when you change your mind later. I am all for letting them sign when they commit, at least for the first 50%+ of the class, and then holding them to it. The “switch” game is one I hate the most so let’s makie a commitment mean commit. And yes, I think coaches/schools should honor their contracts as well, at least the HC. If you want Charlie Weiss for a 10 year contract, you got him. Breaking contracts/promises is a bad thing, imo, just not brought up that way and I ain’t changing personally, or in my expectations. Man’s word oughta stand for something.

            • Cojones

              Good post. Can’t say I didn’t consider the length of time from the cup-to-the lips for these recruits to sign up while we consider that their commitment is carved in stone. However, it appears that Jacob’s words are being etched a little deeper than the blogosphere what with his quotes about several schools. His statements are ingratiating him to us faster than than we can chisel in our minds. While we should be careful about assuming either way, he was keen on representing the Dawgs at the Elit 11 competrition.