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Saw ESPN had an interview with Gresham about and in the free part he said he could see guys decommit if they couldn't visit other schools.
I can totally see this happening, I wonder if this was a smart move by Mack. Texas is not in the position it used to be, these kids have offers from better programs right now. Also they will hold back on committing and Texas doesn't do well on long drawn out recruitment's. I dunno I feel like it's just an angry reaction by Mack to loosing A'Shawn.
What you guys think ?
Yep, I could see it.
And if it happens, then so be it.
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I wish we knew exactly what MB told them about it when they commited. If he told them explicitly they can't visit, then goodbye if they do.
I don't remember him saying they could not visit other schools. Just that if you do visit that Texas will continue to recruit. If there is not a chair for you to sit in at the end, that's your problem, not the problem of Texas.
So if Jerrod Heard and Demtrius Knox take a visit (as Knox already has) you think the coaching staff should move on and not continue to recruit them?
Based on the current recruiting momentum and how the 2013 season that may not be much of a threat right now.
Kidding above but your analysis is spot on and they way I understood it as well. If the recruit looks around so will the staff. Good policy.
How many other HC have these rules in place and actually pull schollies? Seems recruits cross the country avisit all the time with no real repercussions.
This post was edited by PDX Horn 17 months ago
I really think this whole thing has been so overblown.
All Mack was saying, albeit he didn't say it well, was that if recruits decide to take visits then we will continue looking at additional options at their position. For instance, maybe we'll tell Jerrod that he's the only QB we're gonna take. Well, if he takes a visit then we will start looking at backup plans. We won't necessarily pull his scholarship, but we'll not limit our search to Jerrod.
I think this is how you have to recruit in this day and age, and I imagine this is how every other big program operates. Mack really needs to hammer this home to the recruits, because right now the press is running with his inability to get this relatively simple thought across.
Ok I could be wrong there, the way I understood it was that Texas would not be OK with taking visits after committing to Texas.
Again if this is the way it is I hope Texas communicates this new policy correctly, same as with their offers/approved for offer/blah blah since they are just confusing the hell out of these kids.
This post was edited by velnias2011 17 months ago
"If you don't let me sleep around I may have to break up with you."
Tough to understand this generation of recruits.
Mack's point is that you're not really committed if you still want to take other visits. I don't disagree with that view, and it played out with some of our guys this year. If you're going to take visits, then he's going to recruit other players at your position. If the other players decide that they want to commit and stop taking visits, then tough break on your scholarship. It's not going to be a black and white thing, either, where every player is treated the same. Some guys will be dismissed, some guys will continue to be recruited until the end. But Mack doesn't want to get A'Shawned again.
Agree, though I think the whole offers vs. approved for offers thing was also overblown.
We are just now doing what any respectable school does every year.
The fact that Mack wasn't recruiting DL plan B's while his commits were taking visits is inexcusable, and the fact that this announcement even had to be made is just another black eye for the program.
The fact that his words are now being turned into something negative towards our school is almost laughable, but not surprising giving the state of everything else.
Sumlin has the EXACT same policy. But for some reason this isn't being discussed.
what should we do, wait around until the end of the year again? Go find other players. I don't see anyone in this class that can't be replaced.
Yep. Some of these kids need to look up the word "commitment" in the dictionary before they decide to commit to anyone. I know some adults who need to do the same thing BTW.
If anything the policy makes the staff work harder evaluating multiple prospects instead of focusing on only a set few guys. Commit, Commit, but if you are not ready and want to become the ESPN circus then do it. We will fill the seat and make everybody fit within the numbers like Alabama does.
We all know next to development - evaluation was the next biggest issue.
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If you say you're shutting it down then we will shut it down also.....if you say you've opened it up then we will open it up again.....simple as that...
But I think the staff ends up doing this in January anyway, so this means that if a recruit visits a school in October, we can start looking around as early as October also...gives us more time essentially...
If they take other visits how can they say they are committed? If you date another women while being married that means that you are not committed to your wife. That said,i agree with the no visit policy
Staff should always be evaluating no matter what one would think.
[article on importance of team players] "I'll turn my back on a five-star guy if he isn't a good guy," Muschamp says. "I have zero reservations about that. ZERO reservations."
He raises his voice a little.
"I'm the recruiting coordinator here," he says. "You're not a good guy, you go somewhere else. We'll play you. We'll beat you."
His definition of a good guy is Gillislee, a Florida native who'd only seen part-time work in his first three seasons as a Gator. Thrust into the starting role as a senior, all he's done is become the first 1,000-yard rusher Florida's had in eight years.
"He never bitched, never moaned," Muschamp says. "He is the greatest example of a team player I've been around as a football coach."
Good stuff right there.
I dont think Mack said they will have to decommit. He said, if you are looking around, we are looking around and dont be surprised if your spot is taken. He just doesnt want to fall in the same situation in what ashawn did to him, it was too late to sign a DT. It really is macks fault. He shouk d have never stopped looking for a replacement. I may be wrong,but I dont think he will pull offers. Texas will stop being committed to them, if they are not committed to Texas. Completely fair IMO.
This post was edited by HornFan78652 17 months ago
The SEC of signatures....
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