SEC Coaches Defend Oversigning

By Jason Priestas on March 1, 2011 at 5:08p

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Jason Priestas's picture

How the South was won:

Sometimes, however, the math simply goes awry. This year, Spurrier said that so many recruits chose South Carolina that they wound up with two more players than they could take under conference rules. The team told Jordan Montgomery, a linebacker from Groveland, Fla. and Lorenzo Mauldin, a defensive end from Atlanta, that there wasn't room for them in this year's class.

Montgomery's high school coach, Walter Banks, said, "I told them this was foul. I didn't have a clue until 18 hours before signing day, and if they say anything else, they're lying."

Spurrier said he selected those two players because they had the furthest to go to qualify academically. Both players could still be in South Carolina's class next year. "What we probably could've done earlier in the recruiting is tell them that this could happen," he said. "But then again, we didn't know it was going to come up. It's a ticklish situation."

Is it Saturday Yet's picture

Wow.  How can kids play for slimy asshats like this?  They just ooze the greasy used car salesmen vibe, no offense to used car salesmen.

painterlad's picture

When the Civil War ended, southerners proudly proclaimed that the north did not win but that the south simply "ran out of men." I guess the SEC will not allow that to happen again.

To err is human. Really sucking requires having yellow stripes on your helmet.

Poe McKnoe's picture

I will not mourn when father time gets Spurrier.  But if no one is punishing him for it, why not keep doing it?