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Camden County (Kingsland, Ga.) linebacker Jarrad Davis has seen several SEC schools pick up their interest in recent weeks. Are the Gamecocks making a move?
I like how we shoot straight with recruits. No promises, and it's clear he didn't hear a promise. He said we told him there was a possibility he could compete for a position as a freshman.
Have we offered?
Why, b/c their head coach is very involved in recruiting?
noscreenname.... I realize you are a troll and I dont even know why I am doing this but I am just curious. it has become obvious that unless you are a very high 4 to 5 star marquee player SOS wont have a ton to do with you in terms of off campus recruiting. What do you purpose that we (the university) do about it? You take every single chance imaginable to bring it up so you obviously have a solution to force the man to hit the trail. I guess if he wont we should just can him right? I mean because what he is doing has obviously been detrimental to the success of the program for the last 8 years right?
Straight to the point! Major upvote party!
It is simply not one of his strengths evidently. I don't think we are going to be able to control SOS by our constant harping on it. I am sure he has heard it from those close to him. I love Carolina football, but, again, I don't think trying to control or manipulate SOS - or anyone else for that matter - works, or is needed.
SOS has averaged 10 wins per season since he got the program built and yes it took him 5 years to turn it around so whatever he is doing I'm okay with it.
Don't you wonder what might have been,or what might be, if Spurrier put as much effort into recruiting as Saban or Muschamp or Meyer?
Spurrier...I appreciate him plenty
Not really. Spurrier is who he is, and that's been good enough to take this program to heights that most of us long-time Gamecock fans could only dream of.
He's never been one to kiss a recruit's rear end. James Bates, an All-American linebacker for SOS's national championship team at Florida, likes to tell this story:
You mean have I wondered what might have been if Spurrier burned out, took a leave of absence because of "serious health concerns," state that he does not ever want to coach anywhere else, miraculously get cured in a few months and return to the program for a absolutely mediocre season, then announce his retirement for "family reasons," reiterate that he never wants to coach anywhere else while leaving the cupboard bare, spend a year or two on ESPN's dime, and then take a higher profile coaching job at Ohio State?
I have never wondered that. No sir.
I am not Gamecock 54 but my answer to this question would be: I don't waste my time thinking about impossibilities/fantasies unless it involves girls. You should try the same approach. Unless you are gay.
THIS ^^^^^^^^ X50000
Fact is... sure saban makes a few calls but reality is he is at Alabama. Regardless of what Saban does Alabama is going to out recruit us. It is a fact of life.
and to address point #2 we would curb stomp Ohio St. So I am not worried about anything they would do. Call me when they beat an SEC team in a bowl and it counts.
No more than I wonder what Dilbo would do if he was a competent head coach.
I would love to hear some examples of how much more involved in recruiting Saban is than Spurrier. I have heard several recruits say that Spurrier has called them on the phone, written them letters, visited them at their schools, and gone to their homes to meet with their parents. He just went to Pharoh's school a few days ago, and laid out the plans he has for him once he arrives. Then, yesterday, he goes to David Williams's school, which had David on cloud 9, then went to his house and met with his parents. I don't know what more you want for a 68 yr old head coach to do.
He is not an 'indifferent' recruiter. That implies that he does not care about recruiting. Some coaches tell players what they want to hear, which is a bunch of stuff that will never happen. It can be effective, although it is dishonest. Spurrier does not promise things that will never come to fruition, I will admit that. Whether that is a good thing or a bad thing is debatable. He cannot be involved in every kid we are recruiting, but he does get involved with the ones we have a realistic shot at landing, especially if the recruiter of record asks him to do it. I have also noticed that he is more apt to get involved with RB's as of late. I guess that has to do with the shift in his offensive philosophy. He also tends to get more involved with the QB's, along with his toys, the WR's. I just don't see how people say that he is an indifferent recruiter.
Ally will beat the crap out of Uga.
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