I linked to the story this morning about the TAMU assistant coach who showed his ass on Twitter when a kid decommitted, which in turn lead to another kid withdrawing his commitment. ESPN decided to take the matter up on Outside The Lines today and brought on its recruiting guru, Tom Luginbill, to weigh in. Luginbill had some words of admonishment:
“Unfortunately, in today’s society with people and social media …” “Particularly with respect to coaches, these guys gotta toughen up, and they’ve gotta grow up, and they’ve gotta do it in a hurry.”
Who could argue with that? Except that’s not what Luginbill actually said. Here’s what really came out of his mouth:
“Unfortunately, in today’s society with young people and social media …” begins Luginbill, letting you know exactly how dumb the next words out of his mouth are going to be.“Particularly with respect to student athletes, these guys gotta toughen up, and they’ve gotta grow up, and they’ve gotta do it in a hurry.”
Oy. Even Moorehead wound up apologizing for his stupidity. I guess Luginbill would now advise him to grow up.
I’d love to toss a little more snark on the fire, but since the New York Times, of all folks, has done such a nice job of it, I’ll leave the field now.