I know that I’m probably overreacting to it, but I find the way Cameron Kinney has framed his recruiting decision a little depressing:
“Do I play for Oklahoma, the No. 2 team in the country which has the Heisman Trophy winner at quarterback [Sam Bradford] coming back to compete for next year’s national championship?”
“Or do I play in front of family and friends in the SEC at Georgia? That would be something special, something people from my hometown [of Dacula] would always remember. At Oklahoma, I’d be playing in front of 86,000 fans, but not really many people that I would know.”
Yeah, I know that Richt and Bobo haven’t gotten their licks in yet, but still. And the irony of the fact that Georgia was in pretty much the same position with recruits in ’08 (second place finish in the national polls and a hot QB) as Oklahoma is now hasn’t escaped me either.
We live in a “what have you done for me lately” world, though, and no college football head coach gets to rest on his laurels too long. This kind of perception needs to get nipped in the bud quickly.