Just a few tidbits outside Athens that caught my eye:
- You don’t always see coaches get canned on signing day. In Tech’s defense, it doesn’t sound like it had much choice in the matter.
- By the way, Georgia Tech, about that whole “academics and curriculum make it hard to recruit” excuse? Stanford is laughing its ass off at you right now. Man, what an offensive line class…
- My vote for most valuable recruiter? Washington’s (formerly Cal’s) Tosh Lupoi. What an impact he had in less than a month – on both schools.
- At least Georgia signed three for the offensive line. Tennessee’s not wearing any in its class.
- First off, Cassanova McKinzy, I totally get where you’re coming from with Chick-fil-A, brother. But how does Dabo and staff not pick up on that and make sure the kid knows there is one at Clemmins? Speaking of which, when’s the last time the Tigers didn’t sign a single kid from Georgia?
- If you’re a Big Ten coach not named Brady Hoke or Urban Meyer, the gap in classes between your program and theirs has to be a bit daunting.
- Yeah, Justin Taylor was a big part of Alabama’s recruiting plans: “[Rumph] asked what Justin was going to do because they wanted to go after some other people,” said Pritchett. Glad things worked out for the kid with Kentucky.
- It looks like Gus Malzahn can recruit a little, too. (Also, note the comments about Utah and TCU recruiting in the wake of their moves to Big Six conferences.)
- And it wouldn’t be a complete national signing day without a potential secondary violation from Junior.
10 responses to “A (non-Dawg) signing day buffet”
Can’t be too hard on Junior for this one. Richt did something very similar by mentioning Josh Harvey-Clemons on TV before the LOI arrived.
Saban is such an a-hole. He has the nerve to demand Taylor give him an answer b/c he “wanted to go after some other people”.
And why is that so urgent anyway? He already knew he wasn’t going to sign Taylor this year. How would his decision on next year impact Alabama’s class this year?
Not a single O-lineman in Tennessee’s class? Dayyum. Whatever happened to Lacey Pearl Earps and the other hostesses?
Senator, may I recommend this article on top recruit DBG. Take note of the characterizations of the coaches and OU’s staff: http://msn.foxsports.com/collegefootball/story/Dorial-Green-Beckham-inside-the-chase-for-nations-top-recruit-020112?m_n=true
Great read and thanks. The data and presentation lets you know how zany (and sometimes innocent) events occur during recruiting. No eye-openers, but the human interest side is compelling. The dignity of the family is captured as well as honesty of some coaches thought not-so-honest at times. The underseam of recruiting flows right through the article as well. It would have appeared well alongside human interest articles written by New York Times writers.
I prefer not to throw stones from inside the glass pocket.
Words I never want to read on this blog again: “In Tech’s defense…”
Gee. Stanford signed some big O-linemen. I wonder if any of them can pass, catch or run with the ball, too. It might take another year or two but look for Stanford to fall back to earth with a thud now that Coach Harbaugh is gone and Luck is a pro. Besides, they never even won their conference. Talk about being over-hyped.
Yeah, but with a line like that (where the QB can do his homework after the snap) you don’t need Luck. All you need is a running back who can walk forward upright.
We all know why Clem$on didn’t sign any GA talent this year. They $pent all their energy last year on $ammy Watkin$…