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"It was a very tough decision. They were [mad]. They were very mad," Walker said." But I thought I had to call them like a real man should.
"But yeah, they were mad. Coach Pelini said, 'Best of luck, you're going to need it.' "
Nebraska receivers coach Rich Fisher was also unhappy with Walker's decision.
"Coach Fisher said, 'I can't believe you,' " Walker said. "It was really awkward."
According to new Auburn commitment Dominic Walker, Nebraska's coaches were none too happy he won't be signing with the Huskers.
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The problem is the word commitment, like I've said so many times. Coaches push kids to verbally commit, then want to act like it's written in blood. Kids like to use the term commitment but don't even know what it means.
Back in the early to mid 2000s, I was working one of Tanner's camps with a kid who transferred from a JUCO to USC to pitch. He had been committed to Alabama but came on one last visit to Columbia just to be sure. He fell in love with USC and the coaches and decided to come to USC instead. This player went home and called Jim Wells at Alabama the next day to tell him he had changed his mind. Wells cussed him up and down, called him a worthless POS, etc. then hung up on the kid and called the kid's mother at work and cussed her out. Totally dirt road behavior.
Like i have mentioned before, he is the second biggest chump as a head coach.
I agree. Total douche bag.
Not a fan of Pelini, but there ARE two sides to every story. Who says an 18 year old kid tells the truth all the time especially when he's jerked around two schools already in this process? Just saying.
That's not the point. The point is how he acted when the kid changed his mind.
I wouldn't trust Bo if I were a parent of a recruit. Who says that to a 17yo kid?
Says a lot about what kind of person he is. But it's also not a surprise.
no the athletes know exactly what it means.
the same word can have different meanings in different contexts. In the context of recruiting, when a 'verbal commitment' is given it just means the recruit will PROBABLY sign with the school. Schools know it. Athletes know it. Everyone knows it.
to assign any other meaning to the term 'verbal commitment' in the context of recruiting is to live in denial.
And i agree pelini is a DB.
"Crito, I owe a cock to Asclepius; will you remember to pay the debt?"
Atleast he called them. He could have just signed with Auburn and just messed them up during signing day.
I think that it does speak well for the kids that he did the right thing, which is to contact the coaches after he decided to decommit.
Yep, I agree.
I think you're missing what I'm saying. I'm saying how do we know Pelini really said this? Again, I'm no fan of Pelini and wouldn't be surprised he said that. I just think it's fair to hear both sides before believing a 17 year old kid just becase he said it happened.
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