Am I the only one that has noticed that these three pictures seem to have been taken from the same room; 2 of them for sure? Were these 3 separate visits or did they visit together? I dunno, just seems a little bizarre...
"Let's go String Bean... we're takin it up a notch!"
I certainly do not but to be fair, I absolutely believe that Harbaugh told Weber that he was the only RB being recruited which we now know to be false and I absolutely believe that Wilcher orchestrated a secret visit to ichigan with zero knowledge of that being passed onto the staff at TOSU. Did they break any laws? Not in the least. Is it underhanded and something that won't be forgotten if your the TOSU staff? Probably so. My point is simply, NO university ought to be "throwing shade" on the practices of a rival University, especially in a public forum, (Like over the radio) unless your "house" is completely in order. Does anybody, including you Sir, believe that both schools hover above the line 100% of the time with regards to recruiting? I know I don't. And if you believe what I say to be true, then you must agree that Wilcher's actions were unwarranted at best, and just plain whining otherwise, IMO.
Your point is well taken and I sincerely respect your point of view. If I am being 100% honest, I am not too sure that Ted Ginn Sr. really "wants" the Glenville kids attending ichigan but I guess the difference for me is that I can't imagine Ginn Sr. going onto the radio and creating such a spectacle after one of his kids committed to the wolverines. Whether it was a knee jerk reaction on Wilcher's part (we are all human) or actually a well conceived plan, the point is, it didn't go over well for many and appeared, IMO, that he was whining. I have no way of proving any of this but I sincerely believe he thought he had Weber on the "spatula" and when it didn't come to fruition, he was quite pissed and he certainly couldn't take it out on the player, right?!! I will readily admit my knowledge of Wilcher is pedestrian at best, as I didn't even know his name before the Weber saga took off but I honestly do think he probably felt as if he let Harbaugh down when the kid selected TOSU and he had to find some way to deal with it. It would be interesting to know if Wilcher wishes he would've handled things a little differently today now that the dust has settled a bit.
Anyhow, +1 to you for your continued alternative viewpoint and how you represent yourself on this site. Spirited debate is always a good thing when the active parties are respected. It can't be easy at times I know! LOL
Respectfully MMan, the only thing I would argue is that while Wilcher has acted in the best interests of his players with regards to TOSU in the past, and feel free to correct me if I am wrong, but this is the first BIG TIME recruit since his buddy and former team mate has the been the head man at ichigan. That is why it doesn't pass the smell test for me. While I don't believe he was being 100% disingenuous and self-serving, I do believe that Harbaugh's presence did play a significant role in Wilcher's rant across the radio airwaves covering Detroit the other day. It was poorly executed to be kind, and in my opinion, when he was spouting off comments about keeping TOSU out of Cass Tech (paraphrasing), he'd better remember that Urban has a little bit of influence in the state of Ohio as well. That's a double edged sword Wilcher is slingin there.
I for one, am glad that the voice of reason has seemingly won out here and we have returned to a modicum of normalcy regarding recruiting against ichigan but something tells me this won't be the last nasty recruiting battle we will see over the next few years. Like Terrell Owens says, "Get your popcorn ready"...
It sucks but what a way to end your career. Not everybody's able to do that!
No they will remain on scholarship under medical hardship. They are taken care of.
You know, for how tough this is, IF Weber really wanted it to be over, it could have been already. No drama, just get that letter in. I thought that's what was going to happen but thus far, no dice. This makes me feel like there actually is a chance he doesn't sign with us today.
As far as Gibson goes, he took the OSU commit out of his bio...Going to an awful lot of trouble to troll the fans if he isn't planning on flipping somewhere. Hate to sound like a "Negative Nellie" but man, this stuff is gut wrenching!! LOL
Somebody's lookin for a fat promotion.... ??? Don't answer....
Oh, my bad. Only Rollin on my phone. Thanks man.
Where do you see that? All I see is his Cass Tech team and he still lists himself as a Buckeye commit.
Birm. I've followed you long enough to know that if you think Alabi's on his way out, then you must have thoughts on why or more pointedly, you absolutely know why. Lol. Is this one of those, "I will talk more about it later" type of things? Totally respect you if you just simply say, "I can't say anything" but by the same token, I felt compelled to inquire.
Fwiw, his last follow is Art Kehoe, OL Coach for the U...
Neal was NOT a miss...
Are you serious?? wow!! Kids committed twice already to 2 different schools and still taking visits!??! Smh
I respectfully disagree. Birm has said on a couple of occasions that TOSU would love to hold onto Davis but that the ship has sailed barring something miraculous. That tells me it's all on Davis and his family as to the sudden change of heart. Just awfully bizarre that it came this late in the game.
Just read where according to Davis' father, this NOT a done deal and that Urban was still recruiting Davis hard and planning on in home visit on Thursday. Something's amiss somewhere. I trust Birm totally but what gives? Thoughts anybody?
I heard that Ole Miss was a possibility as well....Amazing that TOSU isn't more of a player here when he seemed to be so high on us before. If he was looking strictly at Pro Style offenses, I could understand, but Oklahoma??? Weird...