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I feel worse for those right in the middle of it... however one of my primary contacts has moved from Alabama to Oklahoma so I won't be burdened with the stories too much any more. I was his outlet...
Just YouTube the "outside the lines" story on oversigning and it breaks it down quite clearly... It's an ugly ugly system that the SEC uses and there is absolutely no denying that it goes on there at a far greater clip than any other conferences by a large margin. There is also little doubt that this is one of the major contributing factors as to why the SEC is as dominant as they are at this time. But I can tell you with relative comfort that what goes around, comes around.... Karma is for real and what these universities do to innocent student athletes is an absolute shame... I would be sure to email that video out to every single recruit I was after that also is considering an SEC school...
Pulling a kids scholarship for no reason other than someone younger and possibly better comes along at any point after signing day is a total screw job... Sitting down with a kid and exploring their options in a situation like that makes more sense and if the kid agrees to look at moving, great, if they want to stay on, they should be allowed to stay on until they graduate. Schools take a chance on a kid and the kid takes the chance on the university... If a kid doesn't do anything wrong other than not be as good as someone else that comes along... That is not a valid reason to pull that kids scholarship. At the end of the day, these are kids... morality and ethical treatment of a kid should always trump football.
This post was edited by HuskerFitz 15 months ago
Bring the Pain-
They aren't Kids, they are Adults.
Yes, fully-functioning adults...who can't drink...or gamble...or rent cars...and can still be claimed as a dependent by their parents...
Who can go into the army. Sign legal documents, can get arrested and their life could be over.
Agreed. Most of the kids that make it to campus (excluding the non-negligible contingent of incoming 17-year-olds) could all potentially be non-drinking, document-signing, non-gambling, death-sentenceable soldiers, who are legally dependent on their parents, and couldn't rent cars to save their lives. Like I said: fully-functioning adults.
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by MikeCaramba 15 months ago
To me, it's not whether they are adults or not, it's simple human decency. The promises these coaches make are rarely if ever kept and they turn it on the players from day one.
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