Category Archives: Recruiting

You can’t tell the players without a scorecard.

You’d figure the least a guy making $9 million a year could do would be to keep his commitments’ names straight.

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Tl;dr

An alert reader brought this one to my attention:  over at From The Rumble Seat, a blogger decided it would be an enlightening exercise to devote more than 2,500 words to the idea there’s something amiss with Georgia Tech’s recruiting that doesn’t involve the coaches.

I’ll leave you to guess what that is, if you’re so inclined.

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Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Recruiting

It’s a (Smith) family affair.

Maurice Smith’s brother chimes in with some Saban disappointment.  Nick probably doesn’t have time for this kind of shit:

Smith’s mother, Samyra, provided a statement from Maurice’s younger brother Ainias, a sophomore at Dulles High School in Sugar Land, Tex. Ainias Smith was listed among “freshman to watch” in a 247Sports recruiting story last December, and is being recruited by schools.

But Alabama can clearly be stricken from his potential list. And Ainias Smith’s statement said he has heard similar feelings from others in the Houston area since word of his brother’s situation came out. [Emphasis added.]

“I respected coach Saban, but it’s hard to have respect for what he’s done to my brother and has never apologized for how he was treated,” Ainias Smith’s statement said. “He didn’t even care if he had food or money to eat during those weeks or if he was working out to stay in shape to possibly return to the team. This entire situation has made me have trust issues with coaches because the way coach Saban talked to us while he was at my house, and it made me think that everything was going to be all good. But now he has showed me another side that I didn’t think I would see out of him.”

Gentlemen, start your negative recruiting engines.

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Filed under Nick Saban Rules, Recruiting

At Georgia Tech, an arms race with no arms

Paul Johnson is feeling unloved these days.  He wants more than Georgia Tech is prepared to give.

“We are way behind and there is no question about it,” Johnson said. “I would like to see (new) facilities and whatever. If you look at the other schools we are behind in most every aspect from facilities to staff to salaries or whatever.”

On Saturday at a press conference, Yellow Jacket athletic director Mike Bobinski said he feels like the football program is fully funded and there have been no requests for new facilities or additional staff. Johnson refuted that notion.

“We had a plan for a locker room and a locker room would be great. We had several meetings and they drew it up and it would be big for the program,” Johnson said. “It is about recruiting when kids walk in that is their impression (of the school). It is like you guys know it is an arms race. If you are not building you are falling farther and farther behind.”

So, all it takes to make Tech a recruiting powerhouse are a few shiny distractions?  If the locker rooms are nice enough, maybe the genius figures the kids won’t even need to talk with him before committing.  He really is jonesing for a place that recruits itself, isn’t he?  Although it would be a shame for recruits not to get a sense of his real warmth before signing day…

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UPDATE:  It sounds like Paul Johnson won’t have Mike Bobinski to kick around much longer.

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UPDATE #2:  An alert reader reminded me of Paul Johnson in happier times.

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Filed under Georgia Tech Football, Recruiting

The cupboard is bare.

Sure it is.

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Filed under Georgia Football, Recruiting

Tuesday morning buffet

Eat.

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Filed under 'Cock Envy, Don't Mess With Lane Kiffin, Georgia Football, Media Punditry/Foibles, Recruiting, SEC Football, Stats Geek!

Just a reminder: somebody thought this was important.

If, like me, you use Twitter to keep abreast of what’s happening in college football, then, if you’re not careful, things are going to get a lot messier starting today.

Yes, coaches can now retweet every social media twitch an eighteen-year old feels the need to share with the world.  What a time to be alive!

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Filed under Recruiting, Social Media Is The Devil's Playground