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LFC Buckeye


MEMBER SINCE   November 21, 2018


  • NFL TEAM: Steelers
  • SOCCER TEAM: Liverpool

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Comment 05 Dec 2018

This anecdote is a little different from football where a lot of these guys dream of the pro money, but my buddy was recruited to GTech for track when his coach moved his senior year of HS.  He followed him to Berkeley.  Academically it was a no brainer.  Yes, you can get effective degrees a lot of places, but some are a lot better than others, and the networking of a 500k alumni association is a big deal also.  I doubt enough youths put much stock into it though, which is a shame.

I won't discount your opinion on coaching relationships though, as knowing you have to "work" for a guy for 3-5 years means you better like him and the people around the program.  These reactions just seem a bit knee jerk and I think they should give it more time to settle before they come out on Twitter.

Comment 05 Dec 2018

I don't buy this based on the timeline.  Max would be entering his Junior year for his brothers true freshman year.  Also wouldn't he have to sit out a year unless he graduates first?  I mean, if he wanted to do a graduate season at a different school with his brother maybe, but if they want to play together it seems like his younger bro accepting the offer he got is the path of least resistance for that.

Comment 05 Dec 2018

I totally get that, and I left it out of my previous post just to keep length down, but if you're a kid thinking "Hey coach, I was expecting x and now you're telling me y, so I wanna let you know I may look around for something new", that's fine, and tell the coach.  It's just all this twitter nonsense with these young kids.  I understand Zach Harrison has caught a lot of flack for his "indecision" but I respect him way a hell of a lot more, saying he doesn't want to deal with media attention and he'll let you know when he signs.

Comment 05 Dec 2018

I don't understand these.  commits aren't binding as is, so why go through the effort of doing this?  The indecisiveness alone would put me off some of these kids, assuming they changed their minds and wanted to come back.  If you really want to go somewhere else just wait until signing day and sign with a different program.  It just looks attention seeking to me. 

Comment 04 Dec 2018

I was referring to prioritizing your education over hoping the NFL thing works out.  NFL is still damn near a lottery for even the good ones.  You can't know if you'll be on the practice squad making veritable pennies, or getting cut in the pre season.  The new collective bargaining agreement killed a ton of employability in the NFL, removing something like 600+ player jobs.

Comment 04 Dec 2018

There is a lot of chatter that Kelly is looking to move on.  Sports networks have reported his agent has put out NFL feelers.  Seems to center around how hard it is to do everything at ND, recruiting, scheduling, getting into playoffs, and how the expectations of the fans are unrealistic.

None of that means that Meyer would want that job though.  I'm going to take him at his word he isn't planning to coach again, even though i'm sure we all think he still wants to.  Will be bitter sweet if he does come back down the road to a different school though.