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?